Final Day of Bucket Blitz, Salvation Army Still Short of Goal

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – This is the last day of Bucket Blitz with the Salvation Army, hoping to help them reach a one million dollar goal.

Big goal, big need. Nearly 4,000 families served this season.

As of Sunday, the Salvation Army had reached 30 percent of its goal, at $300,000.

If you’re all cozy, that’s okay. You can swing by and stay in your car to drop a donation.

You can also text to donate.

Put this in your phone. Text “SGF” to 41444 to donate from the comfort of your bed.

It is fun to drop money in the bucket, so if you’re out and about drop some change in a bucket!

Springfield Mayor Ken McClure joins KOLR10 to tell us about how the Tree of Lights campaign has been going.

“We set our goal at a million and we are about 45% there but there is still a need there,” Mayor McClure says.

That’s an increase of 15% in just two days.

Major Butch Frost says the donations aren’t just for Christmas, but for all year long.

“This is one third of our overall budget for next year so it helps cover our food pantries, our shelters, our feeding lines and on and on,” Major Frost says. “I could keep going about how this helps us.”

Find a red bucket near you through Christmas Eve and donate spare change or what you can. Every little bit helps!

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