SALVATION ARMY FALLS $500,000 SHORT OF DONATION GOAL

The Salvation Army of Central Maryland is falling short of its donations goal for the season — almost a half-million dollars short.  Donations are pouring in for the agency’s Angel Tree program — which provides children with toys and clothing for the holidays — but its financial fundraising is down about a half-million dollars this quarter.  Inflation and rising costs are blamed for the shortfall, which will affect how the Salvation Army is able to help people in the next year.  It hopes donations will pick up soon.