Mary Alice Reporting – The red kettle campaign is coming to end and folks are asked to donate in-person or virtually to help the Dover/New Philadelphia Salvation Army projects.

The funds raised will be utilized for community programming, such as the learning zone, food pantry, soup kitchen, and more.

Lt. Andrew Allen notes that, as of Friday morning, just six days left in the fundraising event, the annual campaign has raised just over $106,000.

“We’re at 76% of our goal. You know, considering the year that we’ve had and considering everything going on from COVID to so many losses of jobs, we’re fortunate to be where we are [in donations]. We’re entering our final stretch. We’re so thankful for the generosity of the community.”

All kettles are equipped with contactless giving and individuals can always make a virtual donation or find more information at

Allen adds that, on Saturday, it’s a challenge day where all donations of $20 or more will be matched up to $11,000. This is for bills, checks, and virtual donations as the organization works to reach its local goal of $140,000 to help families.

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