The Salvation Army's red kettle campaign ends Saturday.
So far this year, red kettle donation collectors have netted $17,336.
"We are a people of faith so we are looking for our Christmas miracle as some would say and we're going to hold out hope until the last penny is covered tomorrow evening", said George.
In 2013, a woman punched a Salvation Army bell ringer outside an Arizona Walmart for saying "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas".
"There are many families that are hurting", Wood said. "So, there were 95 kids we provided toys and clothing for".More news: More Tax Winning: Comcast Announces Employee Bonuses, $50 Billion in Investment
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"Some of our individual kettles have increased, from an individual kettle base from past year", Hughes said. "We do whatever we can to help people in emergencies". Now, Regamey said three-quarters of its volunteer shifts have been covered for the final days. "We also appreciate the groups that adopted the angels". We don't get government money for some of our projects.
She added she believes children impacted by the generosity of the community and the organization will feel blessed on Christmas morning.
Last year, The Salvation Army provided over 2.4 million meals and helped almost half a million MA residents in need.
23, donors who give to The Salvation Army red kettle campaign in the Ann Arbor-area will have their gifts matched by anonymous donors up to $30,000.
Businesses interested in hosting an Angel Tree next year are urged to contact the Grafton office of the Salvation Army at 304-265-3565.