With less than two weeks to go, the Salvation Army in Saskatoon says it needs help to reach its kettle campaign goal.

The agency is trying to raise $275,000 in its kettle campaign. As of Wednesday it had raised about $126,000 – less than half its goal.

“We want to ensure no one is left out,” said Malba Holliday, executive director of the Saskatoon Salvation Army. “We are seeing the need of families struggling to have Christmas.”

They are also very short of volunteers to ring the bells at the 21 Christmas kettle locations around Saskatoon.

Money raised in the annual kettle campaign goes to hampers, which include a complete Christmas meal and new toys for each child in the family. They expect to hand out more than 3,000 hampers this year.

Anyone wanting to help is asked to call 242-6833, extension 226.