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What they are unfamiliar sight during the holiday season Salvation Army bell ringers raising money for those in need.
While spreading good cheer -- Did you know that donations this year are bit behind what was collected last December.
And here explain how you can help is major Ron bistro.
Salvation Army hope I got that right major thank you for joining us.
You know I wanted to ask you what disaster didn't BC this year I mean this is being one of the worst that I can remember and you're always responding.
How are you doing are -- army stretched them.
Well the army is stretched thin and you have the disasters we've had the natural disasters and man made disasters as soon as well let's just the the continuing problem with the the problem the economy so a lot of people have come to the Salvation Army for assistance and the American people as they do every year responded very very generously.
We are a little bit behind where we were at the same time last year according to the figures I had earlier in the week what the.
Wants to assist me in getting me information out.
What percentage of the money people give to the Salvation Army actually goes to charitable work and what goes to administrator that well Russian people -- -- in -- well over 80% with the Salvation Army difference between.
Communities -- on average it's well over 80%.
You know you're you're you're conducting your red kettle campaign right now and and her commercials I've seen people on the streets.
And then so when someone gives two dollars ten dollars whatever they can get.
That's got to add -- four you are you are you close to getting your mark I think what your total goals.
Well our total goals about a 148 million dollars in the red kettles and bell tomorrow or -- and we were about two point 9% down -- earlier room.
Earlier in the week course the kettles -- -- last night I was in Times Square last night in the kettles were still out I was hearing them.
The bells ringing as we can hear them -- and and down through so we won't know until a bit until a few days course Salvation Army.
Personal around the country today are.
Serving Christmas dinner to two million while people so long and hard -- -- this year major 'cause I saw them and Rockefeller Center and they're not only ringing -- -- they're singing they're dancing.
I'd say yeah that serves her right and doesn't have anything to do with the economy and the fact that even this year people are spending less on their families and have -- to -- cabinet to dollar donation really make a difference.
It does make a difference I mean you know.
148 million dollars to make a huge difference the Salvation Army will be serving people in every zip code.
In the United States and of over four million people will be assisted by the Salvation Army during this Christmas and that's incredible there 47 million people living beneath the poverty line serving -- needs your help.
And your slogan says it all Salvation Army doing the most good it's good.
Thank you Merry Christmas thank you and your family do you understand your wife also.
Serves my abdomen and life major Carol thank Jessica how much nice to meet you -- you meet that goal --
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