The Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas’ biggest fundraiser of the year came up tens of thousands of dollars short.
The Red Kettle initiative raised $33,000 less this year when compared to 2017, according to area commander Joshua Robinett.
Robinett said the Red Kettle campaign is when the organization raises the majority of its funding to be used all year long.
Robinett attributes the decline to how difficult it was to hire seasonal workers to man the kettle locations around the area.
“I think it’s an indicator of a good economy of a lot of people that are already working and aren’t looking for those seasonal type positions that the bell ringing is,” Robinett said.
Robinett said they’re looking at alternative ways to raise money to make up the difference so programs don’t need to be cut.
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