Northwest Iowa Salvation Army trims donation hopes


November 25th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – In a year of tornadoes, flooding and farmland fires, some northwest Iowa residents might find the holiday season of giving a little hard to celebrate with donations to charities. The Salvation Army says it recognizes the obstacles facing some area residents and has slightly lowered its hopes for donations. Capt. Von Vandiver says that the Salvation Army has dropped its area goal by $1,500, to $178,500 this year. Despite the tough times for some, the giving spirit endures. Vandiver says two $100 bills were found folded inside one of the local red kettles earlier this week.