GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Salvation Army Lt. Matt Cunningham stands in his full uniform on the roof of the Slack Auto Parts store on Main Street in Gainesville, playing Christmas carols on his baritone horn as he waits to lower his red bucket to the sidewalk for donations.
Until he raises $10,000, the roof is his home.
The Times of Gainesville reports that the charitable organization's annual Kettle Drive is five days shorter this year and the local Salvation Army office hopes to help more than 700 families this Christmas.
The office serves Hall, Forsyth, Dawson, Lumpkin, Banks and Barrow counties. It expects to help more families at Christmastime this year than last year, Cunningham said.
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