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SALVATION ARMY: Kettle campaign needs your help

Northern Chautauqua County must do better when it comes to the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign. As noted in an article by city editor Jo Ward on Tuesday, the campaign is still far from its goal of $50,000 with only two weeks until Christmas.

As of last week, only $14,000 — or 28% — had been collected. For an organization that helps so many — and plays a role in this community through its basketball programs and by sharing its facility with the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County — that’s just not enough.

“It ($50,000) has been our goal the last three years,” said Maj. Chris Ramirez, who heads the Dunkirk location. “Last year we did roughly $39,000, the year before, we were over. We couldn’t however, be more thankful to the community and all they have offered.”

Dig deep, residents. A major need continues to be evident this holiday season.

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