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Governor Encourages People to Support the Salvation Army

| November 14, 2013

Salvation Army Kettle Campaign

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – People will soon be hearing a familiar holiday sound…bells!  The Salvation Army has kicked off its annual Red Kettle Campaign and Gov. Paul LePage is urging Maine residents to contribute.  LePage said during the kick-off event Thursday at the State House that it’s very important that Maine people put a few dollars in the red kettle or volunteer their time to ring the bell during the holiday season. The charitable organization expects to have more than 100 red kettles on street corners and shopping areas in Maine through Christmas Eve.  The Salvation Army says its goal is to raise at least $800,000 this year to beat last year’s collection of more than $700,000. The organization says last year’s donations contributed to services and programs for more than 55,000 men, women and children statewide during the holidays and throughout the year.


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