Omaha Public Radio News
1:41 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

Update on the Salvation Army's Tree of Lights Campaign

Omaha, NE – After two full weeks of bell ringing, the Salvation Army's Tree of Lights Campaign is 10% behind where it was last year.

Susan Eustice, Spokesperson for the Salvation Army of Omaha, says the goal of the campaign is $3.1 million and that's a lot to raise in six weeks. She says the red kettles are located at approximately 120 locations in the Metro, making it easy to donate that way. Eustice says the contributions stay local.

"We have over 20 social service programs, including our Kroc Center as well. Those programs revolve around services for seniors, for children and families, for those with behavioral health issues and also the disaster services response team."

The Red Kettles will be up through Christmas Eve.

For more details on donating to the Salvation Army, the website is givesalvationarmy.org.