The Salvation Army in Goderich is kicking off its annual fundraising campaign to help the less-fortunate in our community.
The Kettle Campaign gets its official start in a pre-game ceremony Friday night at the Pirates' Senior AA hockey game against Komoka at MRC.
Salvation Army Captain Bram Pearce tells us they've been confronted by increased need in the aftermath of the August tornado.
He says the community has been very supportive since the storm while the Salvation Army's social service and thrift store have seen increase usage.
The Salvation Army has set a target of 55-thousand dollars in the drive which runs through December 23rd.
Pearce stresses that all of the funds raised in the Kettle Campaign stay in the Huron County area.
The local Salvation Army serves a widespread area stretching from Grand Bend north to Kincardine and east to Seaforth.
The money raised will be put to good and immediate use for the church's social services.
Pearce tells us they'll purchase clothing and food -- and some will be kept aside for emergency assistance of all kinds as well as disaster assistance.