Salvation Army still lagging on holiday donations |

Salvation Army still lagging on holiday donations

DENVER (AP) – The Salvation Army is hoping a holiday fundraising blitz will help it make up $1 million and avoid having to restructure programs and services next year.

The Metro Denver Salvation Army says its donations this Christmas season are down $1 million from last year and is urging the public to help as much as possible. Capt. Ron McKinney says funds raised during the holidays are used throughout the year.

The group expects to serve a meal and distribute toys to more than 1,400 people Christmas Day Saturday at the Colorado Convention Center. Safeway is providing all the food and staffers from the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Denver and The Salvation Army will spend the next few days preparing the meal.

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