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The Salvation Army announced that it raised over $90,000 in Tuscaloosa during last year's "Red Kettle" donation campaign.

The holiday event, which has occurred annually for nearly 130 years, looked a little different in 2020 as the lion's share of donations were made digitally rather than in red kettles manned by bell-ringers due to COVID-19.

Even so, the local chapter of the Salvation Army was able to raise $93,074.42 from the campaign in 2020.

“We are so thankful for all who contributed to The Salvation Army this Christmas. Thanks to your donations, families in need will receive food, utility assistance, and new clothes and toys,” Major Bill Shafer The Salvation Army of Tuscaloosa Corps Officer said in a Monday press release.

Shafer said the Salvation Army will continue "attending to the needs of the community," a year-round task.

For more information about The Salvation Army, check out their website or call 205-632-3691.

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