It's the season for giving, and people have gave a lot this year. Not just financially, but with their time and support. Things are tight and rough on wallets everywhere, but for people who have absolutely nothing, you can not imagine the struggle. Luckily groups like The Salvation Army are here to help, but they too are struggling, and that's where you can help those who help others.

The Salvation Army kicked off their Red Kettle Campaign last last month to help needy families in the Yakima Valley. As of Wednesday night, with 4 days to go in their campaign, they are at a short fall of $50,000.

The number of people in need are increasing and the Salvation Army offers assistance and serves our community year round, and they do that with your help and donation.

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Townsquare Media / Aimee Yoerger

The Salvation Army helps by giving opportunities for youths through after school programs, summer day camps, weekly youth activities as well as combating poverty and starvation throughout the valley.

"With our communities support, we can bridge the gap and continue services without interruption."
- Lisa Sargent, The Salvation Army Yakima

The Red Kettle Campaign is still going strong with bell ringers in many locations. The effort for this year will be wrapping up this Sunday (December 24th) with members and volunteers taking donations and ringing bells from 10a to 3p at five locations in Yakima.

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Fred Meyer (Grocery side): 1206 N 40th Ave
Rosaurs: 410 S 72nd Ave
Wray's Marketfresh IGA Chalet: 5605 Summitview Ave
Bi-Mart: 309 S 5th Ave
Bi-Mart: 1207 N 40th Ave

If you are not able to donate at a Red Kettle location, The Salvation Army has set up a way to donate online in order to help raise funds. You can visit that site here.

For more information on The Salvation Army, ways to donate or volunteer to help out our community, check out their website at

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