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Donors to the Waukesha Salvation Army’s year-end Red Kettle fundraising campaign have boosted the total received to just over $700,000, achieving the fund drive’s goal.

“We’re delighted and very thankful,” said Major Nelson De La Vergne in a press release.

“I want to sincerely say ‘thank you’ to those who believe in our work and who made a gift to help those most in need throughout Waukesha County.”

According to a press release, the Waukesha Salvation Army invests over $2 million annually in programs and services to help the hungry, the homeless and children in need in Waukesha County. So, despite the successful year-end fundraising drive, the sum is but a third of the funds needed by the charity in 2017.

“It seems there is never enough money, enough time, or enough volunteers, but God – somehow – always blesses our work and provides for it through generous people who believe in what we do,” said De La Vergne, who is also an ordained minister.

Its headquarters is located in a three-story donor-funded building at 445 Madison Street, just down the hill from Waukesha Memorial Hospital-ProHealth Care. Anyone is interested in volunteering can go online for information at waukeshawi.volunteerfirst.org.

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