Salvation Army Running Short In Holiday Fundraiser

The Salvation Army is making its final push to make its 2013 fundraising goal.

Volunteers were out in full force Saturday.

At the Village Pointe shopping center in Omaha, the charity even enlisted help from high profile volunteers like Mayor Jean Stothert and her staff, along with Police Chief Todd Schmaderer.

It was the last weekend before Christmas Eve, which is when the charity's campaign ends.

They were pretty nervous at that point.

At last count, they had only raised around 62% of their goal of $3 million.

The Salvation Army says not meeting the goal will bring a lot of problems in the community.

“If we don’t reach our goal, the Salvation Army faces some very hard choices. We might have to cut back on programs. We might not be able to help as many people as we did last year, which was over 170,000 folks,” says Susan Eustice, of the Salvation Army.

There are still plenty of opportunities to donate.

They're also looking for volunteers to ring bells. If you'd like to sign up, call the charity, or visit ringomaha.org


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