Burlington Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign tops $200K

Bristol Salvation Army thousands short of red kettle goal

"Thank you Salvation Army for helping all these people in the world; they need it", says Mahaffey.

Now, they just need to raise just $12,500 each day, Friday and Saturday, to make it.

It is the season of giving, and one Oklahoman gave a little bit more than expected this Christmas.

A Salvation Army Red Kettle was stolen from the front entrance way of a Walgreen in the Village of Caledonia Thursday night, December 22nd.

"The Salvation Army needs your help in achieving this goal so that we may continue to provide hope to those in need within our community, especially during the winter months", reads the release.

"The Kettle goal is $75,000 for the year, and so far we are at about $66,000", said Sharp.

"We like to give a donation to local charities around the holidays", GPH marketing manager Katy Denny said.

"It's really rewarding", Wolfe Sr. said.

"The Salvation Army relies on the partnership of donors - we can only do what we do with their support".

The dinner will be held at The Salvation Army, 736 W. Main Street, Lexington, KY. The Salvation Army serves every zip code in the United States. For the second time in three days, a gold coin was donated. Although they haven't been appraised yet, Hughes said together they could garner about $500.

Recently, two $2,000 checks were dropped into two different kettles in Moses Lake.

"Some of our individual kettles have increased, from an individual kettle base from a year ago", Hughes said.