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Quincy Salvation Army reaches Christmas Campaign fundraising goal

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The Quincy Salvation Army has announced the end to its Christmas Campaign, exceeding its goal of raising $375,000 with a final total of $375,115.

The money not only helps provide Christmas assistance for thousands of families but also goes towards programs and services year round.

"It helps people with utilities and rent, prescriptions, we provide food for folks throughout the year. So this money is vital for us to be able to provide those basic services to people in need," said Major Dan Jennings.

Officials say everything is tougher in this economy, that's why they had to extend this Christmas campaign into January.

"You never know if all the money is going to come in. We know what we need, we anticipate what the need is going to be so we know where we have to get. But we just don't know until it all happens. So we keep asking the community for money, and every single year the community steps up. They're generous and we make the goal...and we did it again this year," said Major Jennings.

The Hannibal Salvation Army also surpassed their goal of $75,000, raising $86,657.

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