SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The Salvation Army's traditional Red Kettle Campaign has hit a few bumps this holiday season.
The fundraising effort will come to a close in a few weeks and the organization is far from reaching its fundraising goal.
The group, which serves all of metro Detroit, is hoping to raise $8.2 million. The group is currently $5 million short of its goal.
The money raised each year goes toward providing food and shelter to thousands of people in need.
The Salvation Army actually increased its goal from last year because the need is so great.
Major Mark Anderson said, "The need is there and the prices of things are going up. We've seen in an increase in the number of families and individuals coming to us. We just really want to send the message out to the community that if they've been thinking about making that gift that this is a great time to do it."
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