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Salvation Army: Fewer People Are Donating

COLUMBUS -- Salvation Army representatives said donations have decreased by about 10 percent this year.

The charity was hoping to collect $600,000 this year, but volunteers said the kettles aren't filling up quickly. 

"People hear that things are getting better," said Major Frank Kirk. "They haven't seen the difference in their paycheck and our being cautious."

The Salvation Army said most of the donations go toward food. During the holidays, pre-approved households are offered a special meal to take home.

Evelyn Otu-Danquah, a single mother caring for six children, said celebrating Christmas would not be possible without this charity.

"It's been so great," she said. "At least we have help putting something under the tree."

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