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Published January 20, 2010, 01:52 PM

$744,715 raised at this year's Red Kettle campaign

(WDAY TV) - Salvation Army leaders say volunteers made all the difference in this year's record breaking Red Kettle campaign.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

During the six week holiday fundraiser 744,715 dollars was raised.

The new total smashed the old record by almost 100 thousand dollars. Captain Bill Mealy says he's in awe of people's giving spirit, especially in troubled economic times.

Mealy says he can't thank everyone enough for all the help this season.