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Salvation Army Of NJ Needs To Raise $300K By Monday Night To Meet Goal

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By Kim Glovas

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Salvation Army of New Jersey is falling short of it’s goal for the 2012 holiday season. And the charity has only two days left to make up the difference.

Three-hundred-thousand dollars short. That’s how far the Salvation Army of New Jersey is from its goal this season.

Major Edgar George says one of the reasons for the shortage is super storm Sandy.

“Some of the folks that would normally be donors were effected by Hurricane Sandy and are now finding themselves recipients of our services, so we’re hoping that other folks can step up to the plate and really help us out.”

Donations are used for food, clothing and Christmas gifts for the needy. But George says they are also used for year-round programs like after school, food pantries and youth and senior citizens groups.

Plus he says money is used for disaster programs to help in storms and other situations.

To donate you can call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) or go online to salvationarmynj.org.