The Salvation Army is $21,000 short of its fund-raising goal, the corps administrator said today.
According to a news release, $94,000 has been raised toward the Salvation's Army goal of $115,000. John Churchill, corps administrator, said the bell-ringing campaign, which ended New Year's Eve, raised $43,000, a 33 percent increase from last year. Mail-in donations have brought in $51,000, a 20 percent decrease from last year.
The Salvation Army reached last year's $105,000 goal, but Churchill said the agency might not reach its current goal.
"I'm not sure we can reach the goal unless the community really gets behind it," he said.
In the news release, Alice Ann Johnston, who chairs the Advisory Board Christmas Committee, said the Salvation Army helped more than 500 families, or 2,676 individuals, during the 1990 holiday season.
Churchill said he hoped Lawrence residents would continue to send in donations. Churchill said the campaign has been extended to the end of January. Donations may be sent to the Salvation Army, 946 N.H., Lawrence 66044.