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Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 02/19/2011

Giant gives to Salvation Army after clash

By The Associated Press

Giant Food stores have made a $75,000 donation to the Salvation Army of the national capital region after the grocery chain cut the amount of time bell ringers could seek donations for the charity's holiday Red Kettle campaign.

After the change, the Salvation Army came up more than $400,000 short of its fundraising goal for the 2010 campaign.

In a statement to WTOP Radio this week, Giant Food acknowledged its new guidelines for charities had an “unintended negative impact” on the Salvation Army. Giant says it will work with the charity to better prepare for the 2011 Red Kettle Campaign.

The Salvation Army says it looks forward to working with Giant on other fundraising this year as well.

By The Associated Press  | February 19, 2011; 10:54 AM ET
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