SPRINGFIELD – This week you can hear a familiar sound of Christmas at Chick-Fil-A in Springfield.
The Salvation Army is still trying to reach its 2018 red kettle goal of $1 million.
Right now, they are about $274 thousand shy of that total.
Both Springfield Chick-Fil-A locations are allowing bell ringers to ask for donations.
Jeff Smith with the Salvation Army says last year the organization provided more than 137 thousand meals to families.
More than 47 hundred households use its food pantry.
“And that goal is important for us to reach because it’s not like we’re getting a million dollars and we’re having fun with it,” Jeff Smith from the Salvation Army said. “It’s a million dollars that comes in that we invest back into the community by serving those who need it the most.”
This Thursday, if you mention the Salvation Army while you’re paying, Chick-Fil-A will donate 20 percent of your ticket sales back to the Salvation Army.
You can also text “SGF” to 4-1-4-4-4 to make a donation.