SOUTH HAVEN | The Salvation Army of Porter County's Christmas Season Red Kettle Campaign reached $142,410 this year.
The amount is 95 percent of the $150,000 goal set by the organization, according to a press release issued by the group.
The group's mail campaign also did not reach its goal of $130,000. Thus far, the campaign has earned the Salvation Army $100,408 or 77 percent of its goal. The mail campaign continues until the end of January.
Overall, this year's campaign has reached $222,214 or 86 percent of its goal.
The annual campaign is the major fundraising event for the Salvation Army each year.
The money raised during the annual campaign will be used to assist those in need in Porter County for Christmas and throughout the 2014 fiscal year.
Funds raised are used to serve needy families, youth and seniors in Porter County communities throughout the year.
"The Salvation Army has brought spiritual light and love along with food, clothing and gifts to more than 433 families, 819 senior citizens and 766 children which were served this Christmas Season so that the real meaning is not forgotten. We minister to the needy in Jesus name without discrimination," according to Major Jon Welch.