2011 Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign sets record

Red Kettle Campaign sets new record in 2011

The Salvation Army's call for action during the Red Kettle Campaign was met with a record response.

Thursday, the agency announced the 2011 Red Kettle Campaign raised $607,368.

That's nearly $60,000 more than the $550,000 The Salvation Army had hoped to riase.

The Salvation Army says even though the economy has been down, people continue to lend a helping hand to those in need.

The 2011 amount beat the previous record of $540,000 which was set in 2010.,