NP Salvation Army falls short on 2019 Red Kettle Campaign goal

While the North Platte Salvation Army fell short on it's 2019 Red Kettle Campaign goal, they surpassed last year's total. (Source: Beatriz Reyna/KNOP-TV)

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP-TV While the Christmas season is over, the North Platte Salvation Army is hoping people will still be in the giving spirit.

The organization fell short on its 2019 Red Kettle campaign goal.

The non-profit organization relies on those donations to fund their programs.

This year, their goal was $62,000.

The campaign raised a total of $55,563,34, which is about $14,500 more than last year.

"It means that we are going to continue programming at pretty much the same levels they have been over the last year," said Major Harold Poff. "It will give us a little breathing space in terms of not having to pinch pennies too tightly. We are still going to pinch them, we just don't' have to pinch them as tightly this year."

Any donations given through the end of January will be added to the Christmas campaign.