The kettles for the Racine Salvation Army will likely be a little light this year as the service organization expects its fundraising efforts to be about $30,000 short of its fundraising goal and could be $50,000 short by the end of the year, according to a story by the Journal Times.

Part of the universal Christian church, the Racine Salvation Army helps those in need by offering food, disaster relief, and other services to people who have disabilities, those with illnesses, are elderly and homeless.

Major Ken Nicolai, Salvation Army Corps officer in Racine, told the Journal Times that the organization did not get enough volunteers.

To become a volunteer, please call (262) 632-3147 or make a donation online at www.onlineredkettle.org/

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.