Lynchburg Salvation Army falls short of Red Kettle campaign goal and sees decline in overall donations

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg fell more than $12,000 short of their red kettle campaign goal this year. They were expecting to be more than $25,000 short, and say they are thankful for the support. In total, they raised $237,438.

However, it's not just the Red Kettle campaign that struggled this year. The organization is seeing a drop in overall financial donations. They estimate donations are down 30 percent from this time last year.

According to the Salvation Army, last year they provided more than 32,000 hot meals, 12,000 nights of lodging, and financial assistance to more than 6,000 people.