LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The Salvation Army has surpassed its goal of $650,000 for their red kettle campaign.
On Monday afternoon, they reached $655,041.39 and thanks to a $20,000 check from the Ho-Chunk nation, that number rose to $675,041.39. The Ho-Chunk Nation promised to match up to $20,000 on match day on December 14th. The Salvation Army says they are both excited and relieved to have reached their goal.
"To reach it and its not even the mid point of the month is just wonderful. So appreciative to the community.I think the community really recognizes that this is a need. That there are people out there who generally struggling, generally trying, they just need a little help to get back on their feet again and such a small thing can make a huge difference," says Development Director, Julie Nelson.
The campaign officially ends on January 31st but The Salvation Army accepts donations all throughout the year.
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