SARATOGA COUNTY – There is serious concern at the Salvation Army because they have fallen short of their donations goal.
The bell ringers have been out throughout the Capital Region this season, but in Saratoga County, they have raised less than half of the $150,000 goal. They said every dollar raised goes to help others.
“Just help others in your community,” Captain Amber Boone with the Salvation Army said. “This is the best way to do it. The money goes to help those you see every day; the people you see in need for the rest of the year. It’s not just about Christmas.”
One of the problems in today’s society is that many people don’t carry cash on them. Most use a debit or credit card to purchase items, and when they see a red kettle, they don’t have anything to drop in.