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Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign raises more than $16,000

WORTHINGTON -- Local volunteers of the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign rang in $16,942.98 for Nobles County residents in need of extra assistance.

WORTHINGTON - Local volunteers of the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign rang in $16,942.98 for Nobles County residents in need of extra assistance.

The amount, which was collected from Nov. 17 to Christmas Day at locations around Worthington,may be distributed to help Nobles County residents with lodging, rent assistance, transportation, utilities, food or other living needs. Southwest Minnesota Opportunity Council is the primary distributor of Red Kettle funds. After SMOC business hours, the Worthington Police Department may also distribute funds as necessary.

Raised by charitable individuals, 88 percent of the amount raised will remain in Nobles County while 12 percent will go to World Services, which supports people globally.

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