With only two weeks left to raise funds, the Lubbock Salvation Army desperately needs more cash to find its way into the red kettles it puts out for donations. It will take a redoubling of the effort to make the goal.
Due to the late Thanksgiving date and the winter storm, the collections so far have the equivalent of eleven days.
Major Tim Grider said the Angel Tree program is getting a great response, but donations in the kettles are what is needed most.
"We should be at $82,000 right now. We're only at $41,000. So, thus the deficit to date so far. With two weeks left, that's a large amount to overcome," he said. "You can go to SalvationArmyLubbock.org online, there is the kettle give. They can do it through credit or debit cards. You can stop by our offices and drop off."
Kettles are located at the entrances to the South Plains Mall and most of the big box stores.