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The Salvation Army in Big Rapids is heading into the final stretch of its red kettle campaign and its needs your help more than ever to reach its fundraising goal.


According to development director Chris Vallette of the local Salvation Army they are around $20,000 short of their goal.


He says there are a few factors that attributed to the shortage.


"Lack of volunteers in the final 3 weeks, poor weather, and the loss of their Newaygo Ringing Location have led to the projected shortage."


The Salvation Army is asking community members to do 1 of 2 things; give a special financial gift to the Red Kettle Campaign through donating to a red kettle, their office at 325 Linden St in Big Rapids or online at or volunteer to ring at a local red kettle.


Anyone can sign up online at or by calling 231-796-5597.

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