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Salvation Army trying to reach Red Kettle goal
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PORTLAND, Maine

(NEWS CENTER) --

The Salvation Army of Greater Portland is still trying to reach its $180,000 goal for its Red Kettle Campaign, which ends on Christmas, to fund the organization's operational costs for the services it offers.

As of Monday morning, Major Annette Lock said the organization had raised $160,000, leaving them $20,000 shy of their goal. Last year, the Salvation Army of Greater Portland raised $140,000.

"We are a little nervous, but we are optimistic. We've seen how generous this community is, and we know it's possible," said Major Annette Lock.

The Salvation Army of Greater Portland held its final day of toy distribution Tuesday morning to help parents get presents for their children this Christmas.

Hundreds of people picked out toys, books, games, and stuffed animals to wrap for their children before Christmas.

Maeleigh Dao is a single mother, who picked out presents for her two-year-old son, Jordan.

"It means they're actually trying to help people that need help," said Dao. "I get to bring home presents for my kid, and he gets to have Christmas."

The Red Kettle Campaign runs until Christmas Day.


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