Freeport's Red Kettle in need of donations

FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) - Christmas is less than two weeks away news Freeport's Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign is far from reaching its goal.

The Knoxville Area Salvation Army said they are halfway to their $333,000 Red Kettle Campaign goal. / (MGN)

"We're blessed in our daily lives so it's just a little bit of time to help someone,” said Michelle Kavran, Salvation Army volunteer.

Kavran finds time each Christmas season to help the Salvation Army raise money for its Red Kettle Campaign.

"Some gentleman put his change in form his shopping. Every bit helps, a dollar here a dollar there it adds up and it will do a lot of good," Kavran said.

With only eight days left the Freeport branch is still $200,000 away from its goal.

"We do the best we can. I am not discouraged by not making the goal," said Captain Jim Brickson, Salvation Army.

To make donating more convenient Brickson says the Salvation Army now allows cashless-donations.

"It's just new though. It is a new program with the Salvation Army and it's going to take some time to get some traction, Brickson said.

For anyone who doesn't have cash on them, you can actually use their phone. There is a QR code and you take your phone and scan the link then the Salvation Army website pops up and you can donate.

"People have made some nice generous donations. So that made me smile,” Kavran said.

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