Johnson County Salvation Army falls short of Christmas Campaign goal


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The Johnson County Salvation Army fell short of its fundraising goal in their 2012 Christmas Campaign.

Donors and volunteers helped the Johnson County Salvation Army raise $334,105. Their goal was to raise $350,000. Officials gathered donations through Red Kettles, mail, online, and special events throughout the holiday season.

In total, 8,204 toys were distributed to 1,172 children in the area, a press release from the organization said.

“We have a very giving community, and we saw that this Christmas season between the donations, volunteer hours, and toys given,” Tim Dwight, an honorary chairman of the campaign, said in the release. “It is only because of the ongoing support from the community that we can continue to make an impact in lives of those hurting and losing hope. We may not have met our goal, but I want to thank everyone for their generosity and support to help us raise what we did.”

The amount raised throughout the Christmas season contributes to funding a little less than half of the organization’s yearly operating budget, the release said.

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