The community is coming through for the Salvation Army.
Captain Kristen Gray with the Regina branch says with two days to go in the annual Christmas Kettles campaign, she is confident that a goal of $225,000 will be met.
“I’m pleasantly surprised to see how well things have gone this year.” Gray said. “People have stepped up in a big way in the city and we are on track to meet the goal that we had set. It has been phenomenal to see. I am a recent import to Regina and I have been thrilled to see the Saskatchewan spirit at work and see them come together. In my wildest dreams, I couldn’t have imagined meeting the goal or exceeding it. It is phenomenal to see people step up.”
While a lot of cash has been donated, Gray says the debit/credit machine that has been available this year has been huge.
“We have seen donations almost double by digital methods this year so it has been a lifesaver for us to have this option this year.” Gray said.
The kettles come down on 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon. The money raised stays local to support The Salvation Army’s year-round social services, including Christmas assistance, toys and food hampers, shelter and housing programs.