The Salvation Army in Jamestown is looking for more people like David Patzer, back, and his sons, Isaac, left, Sam, James and Eli, to ring the bells and man the kettles during the Christmas season. (Kari Lucin/The Sun)

Kettle Campaign lagging, as only 37 percent of goal raised


The Salvation Army in Jamestown is looking for a few good ringers — and donations to help meet its fundraising goal.

The nonprofit is well into its 2013 Christmas Campaign, which consists of the Kettle Campaign and an appeal for donations through the mail. Lt. Mitch Brecto, who runs the Salvation Army Jamestown Worship and Service Center on First Avenue North, said on Friday the Salvation Army in Jamestown has achieved only 37 percent of its $147,000 goal.

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Chris Olson
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