Mike Pfrang: Don't rush past Salvation Army kettle ringers

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Lt. Shane Carter is pictured with the Salvation Army Kettle at SHOP 'n SAVE.

The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities is behind in their Red Kettle Campaign goal heading into the last week of fundraising. The Angel Tree distribution day is today. I think we exceeded that. Contributions also allow The Salvation Army to continue operating its life-changing programs, such as substance abuse recovery, housing supports, job and skills training, and budgeting and education classes, which help people find a way out of poverty, permanently. Captain Benny Carringer of the Wheeling Salvation Army says he used to be a recipient of Angel Tree gifts, and now he's honored to be apart of such an wonderful process.

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This year, the donated toys filled a Salvation Army box truck to the brim.

The organization is now concentrating on reaching the Red Kettle Campaign goal.

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Police in New Hampshire say a man collecting money for the Salvation Army has been accused of pocketing some of the cash. They are asked to work two-hour shifts.

"After reading the article in the paper, we wanted to do more than just the toy drive".

The big check was not a complete surprise to Daniel.

The woman said since she got her ring back, she has not taken it off.

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