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Posted December 23, 2017

"This is a wonderful season as we are able to help so many families have a wonderful Christmas".

"[This year] I don't believe that we have a goal set but if we can raise between $5,000 to $10,000 that would be fantastic", said Welk.

Captain Nancy Braye says their Red Kettle Campaign continues through Saturday.

"We are a people of faith so we are looking for our Christmas miracle as some would say and we're going to hold out hope until the last penny is covered tomorrow evening", said George.

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The Salvation Army is spreading holiday cheer to hundreds of families in need.

The Salvation Army's Christmas Kettle Campaign has put out an urgent plea for donations as they are still 25 per cent away from their $310,000 goal.

There were almost 100 volunteers that helped with all of Christmas programs at The Salvation Army and 850 children received donated Christmas presents.

Welk said previous year they raised about $8,000.

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"When you look in this room you see how much our community cares for people and that we are there to help each other". Those numbers include 13.1 million children. Kettles will remain at storefronts across Metro Atlanta through December 23.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is urging people all over the state to give the kettles a boost if possible.

Thanks to volunteers and support from the community, the Salvation Army is making strides to better help families in the area.

In Ephrata, red kettles can be found at Safeway and Walmart.

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