DuBois, PA – It just goes to show that every single donation matters. Lieutenant Michelle Miller says the DuBois Salvation Army had a goal of $48,000 for their Red Kettle Campaign this winter, and they just made it by a hair!

Those Red Kettles pulled in $48,002.41 this year! That’s just $2.41 more than their goal, so every dollar truly counted.

The Salvation Army factors these donations into their budget each year. Without the money, they would have to scale back on some of their yearlong projects.

The money goes to fund not just programs during the Christmas season, like providing gifts to local families, but also throughout the year with things like their food pantry, meals, and programs for both children and adults.

Donations were slow at the beginning of this season, likely due to bad weather. At the beginning of the donation drive, they were short by several thousand dollars versus where they were projected to be.

Thank you to everyone who donated!

Find more about the DuBois Salvation Army and the services they offer at their website or on their Facebook page or by calling 814-371-5320.

Listen to the full interview with Lieutenant Michelle Miller from the DuBois Salvation Army.