Red kettle bell boost; angel tree still has children looking for memorable Christmas

30% of the Salvation Army's annual budget comes from the ringing most of us associate with Christmas season.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIIINEWS) - Every donation to the kettle goes to 30% of the Army's annual budget. They are under $165,000 this year. Volunteers can help by ringing the bell so the non-profit does not have to pay people to stand outside area stores. Also, there are 1,300 children this year on the Angel Tree. Those are kids waiting for gifts this Christmas who would otherwise go without. Hurricane Harvey was a big reason for the increase.

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