Salvation Army tops $1 million in Des Moines area

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Salvation Army says its Red Kettle campaign topped the $1 million mark in the Des Moines area.

The charity announced Friday it had raised $1.06 million, including more than $400,000 from 60 kettles placed around the Des Moines metro area.

Although the kettles have been removed, the Salvation Army will continue its fundraising drive through January. The organization is 11 percent short of its $1.2 million goal.

In the last fiscal year, The Salvation Army helped more than 31,000 people through its family services department and provided groceries to more than 10,000 households. It also served nearly 100,000 hot breakfasts to homeless people and gave Christmas assistance to more than 1,000 families.

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