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Launch of the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle campaign



Fargo, North Dakota — The Salvation army kicked off their annual Red Kettle Campaign at the West Acres Mall on Friday.

This year’s goal is to raise $1 million to provide support for people in need.

Major Abe Tamayo said they hope with the raised goal they will be able to help families who may be facing challenges due to inflation.

“Last year we raised $976,000,” Tamayo said. “So, this year we’ve increased our goal to  $1 million because the need is so great, the inflation factors in supply chains are affecting all of us. Just think how that devastates the very poor or very limited income assistance and food stamps, those types of things. Inflation affects that as well as and it affects us as an organization because we pay out more money to buy those resources to give to people.”

Tamayo said inflation and higher prices mean they will be leaning on the community for more support this year.