Kettle Campaign nets thousands more than '08

Citizens in the North Peace were a bit more generous to the local Salvation Army in 2009.

Fort St. John’s Captain Ben Lippers reports a $7,000 increase in kettle donations since ’08.

Lippers says the 2009 kettle campaign raked in $177,000, which is slightly short of its $200,000 goal.

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The annual kettle drive kicked off early December, and officially ended on Christmas Eve.

But Lippers says donations can still be dropped off at the Salvation Army, located at 10116 100th Avenue.

Lippers says while there has been an increase in donations since ’08, demand for the organization’s resources have spiked last year in the Energetic City.

Meanwhile, volunteer stats (such as number of hours worked and number of volunteers) are still being collected and will be released in the upcoming weeks.

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