This year the Salvation Army of Buffalo is counting on Red Kettle donations more than ever.
The branch is down $100,000 in its donation drive, which helps make up its $5.5 million budget.
It's really crucial that we raise every dollar that can during the holiday season when we are known to be out and about," Major Thomas Applin with U.S. Salvation Army of Buffalo said.
Applin believes donations are down because donors are burned out on giving this year, with all the recent hurricanes in Texas, Puerto Rico, and Florida.
The Salvation Army uses most of the money raised during the holiday season to fund social programs, shelters, and help families in need.
"I believe there are people out there who can make up this deficit without any problem at all. and and my prayer is god will speak to their hearts and they will come out to help us," Applin said.
If you would like to donate to the Salvation Army call (716) 883-9800 or http://buffalo.salvationarmy.org/BuffaloNY