Red Kettle Campaign coming to an end

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign ends Christmas Eve at noon.

Slow but steady. That is the mood at The Salvation Army in Kirksville.

The organization says things are better this year than last year as it has raised about $24,000 so far in The Red Kettle Campaign. That is more than half of its $40,000 goal.

The last day to put money in the kettles is Tuesday at noon, so it's not too late to contribute.

"Every little bit helps. When the campaign first started, we just had a bank bag filled with change and that turned out being $300 so all those pennies add up," said Lt. Brian Bump of The Salvation Army.

Bump said they should have final numbers on the campaign next week.

The Red Kettle Campaign is part of The Salvation Army's Christmas Fund Campaign, which is a quarter of its annual operations.

Their goal for that campaign is about $90,000. January 31 is the last day to raise money for the Christmas fund campaign.