The Salvation Army is trailing behind and needs your help.

Yesterday, December 15, at Walmart, the Salvation Army's presence was strongly felt as many organizations and community members came to donate to the Match the Kettle Day.

Walmart will match whatever the Salvation Army raises this holiday season up to $100,000.

"We're trying to solicit some funds here because we are behind on donations," explained Captian Ben Lippers. "We had the Red Bag Food Drive a bit earlier this month too and we are a bit behind there as well."

The Salvation Army was met by organizations around Drumheller and area such as The Knights of Columbus, The 4-H Club, The Rotary Club and more.

"The Salvation Army is good to the town, to everybody around," said Doug Stanford from the Rotary Club in charge of Public Relations. "We also make a big donation to the Salvation Army around Christmas time too."

The Rotary Club donated a generous $2,500. Checks from yesterdays fundraiser ranged from $100 to $2,500 from many different people and organizations.

"Right now we are still looking for turkeys and ham," said Lippers. "We are about 50 turkeys shy and 30 hams from building our Christmas hampers for this Christmas season."

Captain Lippers is asking the community to pitch in and help the Sally Anne reach their holiday goals this year.

You can donate online, in person and through the different stations set up in businesses across town.

The Captain could not provide a full total of donations but admits that every bit helps and is greatly needed by some in our community.

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