Salvation Army kettle collections are higher than usual for this time of the month as collections continue through Christmas Eve. The agency’s goal is to raise $80,000.
Money from kettles reached $58,000, about 73 percent of the goal, by Monday, said Capt. Joseph May, Salvation Army service director for Hardin County.
“We’re doing really well,” he said.
The increase might have come because of a somewhat controversial practice the local organization is using for the first time, May said.