The Danville Salvation Army’s 2010 Christmas Kettle Campaign exceeded its goal by more than $3,000, co-commander Lt. Dan Nelson said.
The goal was $85,000, but a total of $88,503.49 was donated, Nelson said.
“We are thankful, once again, for such a giving group of communities that looks out for those in need,” he said, referring to the local army’s service area of Boyle, Casey, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties. “We are thankful for the volunteer bell ringers, contributors and matching companies for their support.”
The campaign was conducted from the day after Thanksgiving through Dec. 24, excluding Sundays. Volunteer bell ringers staffed kettles at the Walmart stores in Danville, Harrodsburg and Stanford and at the Kroger stores in Danville and Harrodsburg.
The campaign, the army’s main annual fundraiser, funds the majority of the organization’s social-service, educational, recreational, nutritional and housing programs as well as its special Thanksgiving and Christmas programs.