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Salvation Army of the Coastal Bend encourages the community to give an end of the year donation

Posted at 10:40 PM, Dec 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 23:51:44-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Red Kettle campaign hosted by the Salvation Army has wrapped up.

The non-profit says it didn't reach its financial goals and that could impact the services they provide.

Workers say cutting services is something they really don't want to do.

However, not having much-needed funds brings its challenges.

“We try and make it pretty easy for anyone who wants to help us and our mission aid those who are suffering,” says Capt. Patrick Gesner.

The Red Kettle campaign hosted by the Salvation Army is their largest fundraiser.

The non-profit had set a goal to raise $215,000 with this campaign.

Now that the campaign is over, workers say they came about $15,000 short.

“We're hoping people would continue to think about us as the year gets ready to close and make an end of the year donation for people that want to make a tax deduction that is available,” says Gesner.

The Salvation Army says you can help reach their goal with an end of the year contribution.

People also have the option to donate online here.

Captain Patrick Gesner says if funds are not raised the non-profit may have to cut some services.

However, even though funds came short for 2019, the Salvation Army was still able to put smiles on many area children’s faces for their Angel Tree program.

“All those 56 children did get adopted all the 13-hundred total that we got asked to register did register and we did serve them and they were able to get toys and clothes for Christmas everybody Christmas morning was able to have presents underneath their tree,” says Gesner.

Staff also say people can bring their donations to their administrative building.

Located at 521 Josephine Street.