Empty stocking fund raises $7,558

Freedom New Mexico

The Empty Stocking Fund, a joint effort of the Salvation Army and Freedom New Mexico, had raised $7,558 as of Tuesday afternoon, according to Salvation Army board of directors member Lynn Berry.

The total last year was $8,100.

To meet last year’s total, the fund must raise $542 by the time the mail is delivered and the Portales News-Tribune and Clovis News Journal offices close noon Christmas Eve.