Tree of Lights campaign falls short

By WEEK Producer

January 31, 2014 Updated Feb 1, 2014 at 1:06 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The Peoria Salvation Army's Tree of Lights campaign has raised a record amount, but fell short of its goal.

The army took in one-million, 613-thousand 29-dollars this campaign, ten-thousand dollars more than last year, but about 60-thousand less than this year's goal.

The announcement was made during a victory celebration tonight at the Peoria Corps Community Center.

The divisional commander, Major Evie Eiaz, says the amount raised is indicative of the community's giving spirit, especially in the wake of the November tornadoes.

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