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11/28/06-Tyler

Donations To Salvation Army Kettles Down, Debit Cards to Blame?

More and more holiday shoppers are going without cash, using their credit or debit cards to round up the presents for the tree.

The Salvation Army says that could be working against them in their Red Kettle campaign. Donations into the kettles are down so far in East Texas, and they're hoping folks keep those bell ringers in mind, with cash in hand.

Linda Edwards of the Tyler Salvation Army: "That may be one contributing factor, or cause to the [donations] being down so far this year, but that's easily solved if folks when they use that debit card and they get a few dollars back in change, keep in their pocket and then they can put it in the kettle when they pass."

In addition to Broadway Square Mall, you can give over the phone by calling the Salvation Army location nearest you, listed in your phone book.

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