The Grande Prairie Salvation Army fell short in its recent Christmas Kettle and Mailer Campaign.

As of Dec. 15, the organization had raised about $225,645, well short of the $500,000 goal that was put in place for 2017.

A late charge by the public, in the last 10 days or so of the campaign, managed to raise about $218,265. That brought the total to around $443,910 for the year, compared to $475,000 in 2016.