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Published December 23, 2009, 02:45 PM

Salvation Army Numbers Looking Up

Grand Forks Salvation Army Nearing Goal

By: Jen Dame, WDAZ

Just one shopping day left before Christmas now.

Which also means there is also only one more day to donate to the Salvation Army. Bell-ringers may be out tomorrow depending on the weather.

Nevertheless, donations are still being accepted and can be dropped off at the office on University Avenue in Grand Forks.

As of last night, the army was up to $200,000 $67,000 away from its goal.

"A lot of people are realizing that we are down this year. We are down across the Nation about 30% in various areas so people are just stepping up to the plate and this is an awesome community," says Gary Shields of the Salvation Army.

Shields says more money is coming in through the mail now.

And even more is expected between tomorrow and January 1st.