The Jacksonville Salvation Army came up short in its Red Kettle Campaign.
The not-for-profit organization’s goal this winter was $147,000, but the fundraising campaign fell about $10,000 short.
Terry Selvege is captain of the city’s Salvation Army.
“First off, I’d like to thank the community for their support this Christmas season,” says Selvege. “We did raise $136,237 and it’s all through the efforts of the community.”
Selvege says he’s in the process of cutting $10,000 from next year’s budget.
“What I’ve been doing this weekend and today is looking over every line item in our budget and just trying to find somewhere I can cut $1,000 here or $500 there,” says Selvege. “The budget is as thin as it can be. We’ve cut everywhere we can possibly cut when we did the budget back in September and now we have to shave another $10,000 off.”
Money raised during the Christmas season supports the Jacksonville Salvation Army’s various social service programs.
Donations are accepted year round. For more information contact the Salvation Army at 245-7124.