Salvation Army Prepping Holiday Kettle Campaign
The Salvation Army of Indiana says despite the so-called improving economy, they expect demand for meals and services this year to top last year.
Salvation Army Major John Turner says they're on track this year to top the 500-thousand meals and 100,000 nights of shelter they provided to the needy last year. Turner says he believes it'll take some time for Indiana's poorest families to see the effects of any improving economy. Turner says they're currently gearing up for the holiday giving season.
Last year, he says they fell just short of their $3.2 million fundraising goal. That figure makes up a third of the Salvation Army's annual budget. The goal again this year is $3.2 million. Turner says fundraising conducted in Indianapolis serves all of Central Indiana.