It seems Craig residents were extra generous this year, as donations to the Craig service extension unit of the Salvation Army set a new record with its 2012 Kettle Drive in Moffat County, raising more than $13,000.
The now famous bell ringers stood outside local retailers accepting donations in their red boxes between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.
“We always trust that God will give us just as much as we will need in the coming year,” said campaign coordinator LuAnn Kline in a news release.
All funds raised in Moffat County stay in the county, with 10 percent going into a contingency fund to be used in case of a major emergency in the area it said in the release.
The unit provided more than $10,000 to Moffat County residents for rent and utility assistance, medical needs, glasses and other emergency needs, service unit officer Shannan Koucherik said in the release.
Koucherik also said the unit has partnered with Love INC to make sure donations are used to do the most good without duplication.
The release said members appreciate the support of the community in their annual fundraising drive.