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Published February 04, 2014, 05:53 PM

Salvation Army falls short of 2013 goal

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -The Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign raised over $850,000, falling short of its 2013 goal.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -The Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign raised over $850,000, falling short of its 2013 goal.

Maj. Byron Medlock says bad weather, five fewer days to campaign, and kettles that went unmanned are why the $950,000 goal was not reached.

The cash raised will help the Salvation Army's disaster services team, feeding program and family services department, which helps families pay for rent, utilities and personal care items.

Maj. Byron Medlock, Salvation Army: “We are not reducing any services to the community. We will tighten our belt. We will look for areas where we can get more funds. We will look how we can stretch the dollar so this community will not suffer any services lost.”

Medlock says in his 28 years of service, he can recall maybe only once or twice that the red kettle campaign has not met its goal.

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