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Salvation Army of Brown Co. comes up short in Christmas campaign goal

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Cocoa, FL, September 10, 2004--Karen Henderson and granddaughter Chelsea Wise pose for the camera. They are helping serve meals for the Salvation Army at Byrd Plaza to residents affected by Hurricane Frances. FEMA Photo/Jocelyn Augustino By Jocelyn Augustino (This image is from the FEMA Photo Library.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Greensburg, KS, May 29, 2007 -- The Salvation Army moving its entire food and beverage facilities to make room for modular offices needed to manage recovery operations. The move to a nearby site was accomplished by their staff, volunteers, and other relief workers . Photo by Greg Henshall / FEMA By Greg Henshall (This image is from the FEMA Photo Library.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Cocoa, FL, September 10, 2004--Karen Henderson and granddaughter Chelsea Wise pose for the camera. They are helping serve meals for the Salvation Army at Byrd Plaza to residents affected by Hurricane Frances. FEMA Photo/Jocelyn Augustino By Jocelyn Augustino (This image is from the FEMA Photo Library.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Bells have stopped ringing for the Salvation Army of Brown County and the Christmas campaign fundraising efforts are coming up short again this year.  Capt. Ken Shiels says they are short nearly 30% of their $1.2 million fundraising goal, with around $840,000 raised. 

Shiels says there is never disappointment because the blessings they receive far outweigh any disappointment.  But now fundraising continues, as the organization looks to bring in donations through the mail and for people looking to write it off for tax purposes. 

Shiels says if they don’t reach their goal, they will have to start looking at cuts in programs for those in need.  

Shiels says they never expect to reach their goal through only the bell ringing red kettle campaign.  They are just over 3% off the mark from last year. 

At this point, the Salvation Army of Brown County has no plans to extend bell ringing or to bring out the red kettles again like they did last year when they were short.

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