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Salvation Army Goal Not Yet Met

   The Salvation Army is asking for Eastern Iowans to continue their generosity past Christmas.
   The Red Kettle bells have finished ringing, but the annual donation goal has yet to be met.
   Currently, The Salvation Army in Cedar Rapids has raised 79% of their goal with $592,648.  Another $157,352 needs to be raised in order to meet the $750,000 goal.
   Officials say the goal is about 40% of the annual operating budget which helps provide a community meal program, rent and utility assistance, supplemental food boxes, senior services, youth character building and after school programs, and various other social services.
   All donations are tax-deductible.  For your gift to be tax-deductible in 2013, your envelopes need to be post-parked by December 31st.
   To make your year-end contributions today, you can mail your donations to 1000 C Ave NW  Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 or go online to
   Donations made through January 31st will be added towards the Christmas goal of $750,000.
   Virtual bell ringers using an Online Red Kettle can utilize emails and social media to help raise money to support the services in Cedar Rapids.  Information on how to set up your own kettle can be found at
   If you are interested in learning more about The Salvation Army, its programs in the community and how you can help, please visit www.tsacedarrapids.orgor call 319-364-9131. 
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