LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Bluegrass community has generously contributed $466,630.32. That is a combination of traditional and online kettles combined.
Kettle income provides significant funds so homeless women and children have a warm bed, hungry families are fed, and at-risk youth receive pre-school and after-school educational support. Other services funded by the Kettle Campaign include food pantry, clothing center, emergency utility bill and prescription drug assistance.
Funds raised in a local county stay in that local county to serve the poor.
Central Kentucky Area Services' goal is $485,000. While the traditional outdoor bell-ringing Kettle campaign ended December 24th, there are still two ways the public may give until December 31st.
First, Central KY Online Red Kettle donations may be made at www.onlineredkettle.org/centralKY.
Second, persons who donate blood to the Kentucky Blood Center by December 31st may donate their gift of two movie passes (a $16.00 value) to The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign.
"With these two giving options still open, the Kettle goal is within reach. Whatever amount is raised, The Salvation Army promises to do the most good for those in the greatest need," says Major Steven Ashcraft, Central Kentucky Area Services Coordinator.