December 6, 2018 8:41 pm

Lack of volunteers hurting central Okanagan Salvation Army kettle campaign

The central Okanagan Salvation Army is in need of volunteers for its annual kettle campaign.

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The Salvation Army in the central Okanagan is in need of more people to ring the kettle bells as Christmas fast approaches.

The organization is about $80,000 behind in donations, compared to where it was at this time last year.

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Salvation Amy officials said the Canada Post strike has had an impact on the mail in donations, as well as a lack of volunteers.

“We have over 5,000 volunteer hours to fill. During the month of December there are a lot of spaces that are filled, but there’s always room for more,” said the organization’s executive director Darryl Burry.

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“We are just so grateful for those who step up to volunteer every year.”

Volunteers are especially needed in locations in West Kelowna.

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The shifts are only two hours each.

Last year, the central Okanagan Salvation Army raised more than $800,000.

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