MARION, IL (KFVS) - It's that time a year again, time for the Salvation Army red kettles.
Thursday, the Salvation Army in Marion kicked off its annual fund raising campaign.
This year's goal is $100,000, and that's up from last year.
Director Dan Jenkins says that's due to the increasing need in the area.
"It's almost frightening the geometric progression we are having in the need,"said Jenkins. "So, whatever people can do to help us out, we'll do our part in helping the people that need it."
Jenkins says the money will stay in the county to help people yearlong with rental assistance, clothing vouchers and food.