Christmas isn't over yet. Because donations to the Tree of Lights campaign remain 10 percent behind 2012's contributions, the Salvation Army announced Thursday the campaign has been extended until January 31st.
As of Wednesday, the campaign has raised $2,525,703, which is 85 percent of the $3 million goal.
The Salvation Army served approximately 170,000 people in Omaha in 2013. More than 20 social service programs depend on the success of the holiday campaign.
"We are seeing more people who have not had to ask for help in the past," said Linda Burkle, divisional director of social services. "Without adequate funding these services, which are a lifeline to so many people, will need to be cut."
Donations may be made online at GiveSalvationArmy.org, by texting OMAHA to 80888 (message and data rates apply) or by mailing them to The Salvation Army Tree of Lights Campaign, 10755 Burt Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114.