Rochester, MN (KROC-AM  News) - The Rochester Salvation’s budget for providing services in the community got a nice boost from the most recent Red Kettle fundraiser. The charitable organization today announced the 2017 campaign brought in nearly $1.4 million, which easily surpassed the goal of $1.1 million.

In announcing the results, the Salvation Army also extended thanks to the many bellringers who volunteered their time and the others involved in the annual fundraiser. Organizers also expressed gratitude to those who donated to the effort.

The money raised by the Red Kettle drive helps fund the Salvation Army’s many programs and services that assist the needy and homeless in the community.

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