Quad Cities, USA: The Red Kettle Campaign is still $65,000 away from making its 2011 fund raising goal.

To assist with final donations of the year, NorthPark and SouthPark Malls will allow The Salvation Army to continue collecting donations in the four-foot tall red kettles through the end of the year. The kettles can both be found at or near Younkers Court.

Holly Nomura, Development Director states, "Please help us make this goal. If you make your tax-deductible, year-end gift to The Salvation Army by check or credit card, you can trust that your donation will doing the most good assisting people who have lost hope. I witness it every day."

The 2011 Red Kettle Campaign goal is $700,000. This may not be The Salvation Army's final plea to the community for red kettle donations.

There are many ways to share your blessings with others:

An online gift to: www.usc.salvationarmy.org/quadcities

Call to 1-800-SAL-ARMY for a credit card donation.

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