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Havre Salvation Army's 2022 Red Kettle falls well short of funding goal

Hoping donations through the year make it up; good year for Angel Tree and Adopt A Family


Last updated 1/23/2023 at 11:26am

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A Salvation Army bell ringer holds on to a bell and a heart shaped basket filled with candy canes inside the entranceway of Gary & Leo's Fresh Foods. Havre's Salvation Army fell short of its goal this Christmas with extreme weather and a shortage of bell ringers likely contributing, Havre Salvation Army Director Trina Crawford said. She said she hopes donations through the year can make up the difference.

Between the harsh December weather and an aging volunteer base, Havre Salvation Army saw a significantly lower amount of money come in during the 2022 Red Kettle Campaign, the main funding source of their 2023 budget.

Havre Salvation Army Director Trina Crawford said they brought in $31,000 this year, $29,000 of which they can use after covering costs, well short of their $38,000 goal and a noticeable drop from the $36,000 in 2021 and the numbers they've seen over the last five years generally.

Crawford said this shortfall meant they won't be able to help as many people as years previous,...

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