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Champaign Salvation Army Short on Funds

The Salvation Army of Champaign County says it has to cut some of its spending after holiday fundraising fell short of the charity's goals.

Mike Fuqua of the Salvation Army of Champaign County told The News-Gazette newspaper in Champaign (http://bit.ly/y7PqOE) the group fell about $46,000 short of the $430,000 goal for its annual Red kettle campaign.

Fuqua said some employees will have hours cut while the group will hold off on some planned maintenance and equipment purchases.

The Salvation Army operates an emergency shelter for men and helps needy families get food.

This is the first year the religious-based social service group has fallen short on its fundraising goal.

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