Salvation Army raises thousands to help families stay warm

9:02 PM, Feb 2, 2013   |    comments
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ROSEVILLE, Minn. - The Twin Cities Salvation Army says Saturday's one-day red kettle campaign likely raised more than $45,000. The money will help pay the heating costs for families and low-income seniors.

Annette Bauer with the Salvation Army says all of the red kettles won't be counted until Monday morning. However, it is estimated that people donated between $6,000 and $9,000. Others went online and donated an additional $7,000 to the cause, and CenterPoint Energy donated $30,000.

Last year, nearly 40 thousand families asked for help to pay for heating costs in the cold Minnesota winter. The Salvation Army only had enough money to help 4,200 families.



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