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      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.,