Salvation Army kicks off donation drive

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Hudson Valley residents are starting to hear a familiar sound of the holiday season.

The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Christmas Campaign is officially under way. In Spring Valley, Debbie Hoffman stood outside the Christmas-tree shops for eight hours as shoppers donated what they could despite tough economic times.

Rockland County's kettle goal for this year is $90,000, up from $77,000 last year.

Meanwhile, more than two tons of food is ready for serving at the Salvation Army in Spring Valley, but organizers say more frozen turkeys are needed.

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