The Salvation Army in Omaha put their red kettles away on December 24th and spokesperson Susan Eustice says unfortunately, their Tree of Lights campaign continues. She says they are counting dimes and dollars at this time.
Their 2011 goal was set at $3.1-million and as of today, they have reached 90-percent, or $2,788,873, of their goal. Eustice says due to the tough economy that money is needed to continue to help Nebraskans with 20 social services programs that approximately 170,000 people utilize every year.
The Salvation Army Tree of Lights campaign will continue through January.