The crowd diminishes but the tree still glows as the Salvation Army in Omaha and American National Bank hold their annual Tree of Lights Kickoff on Nov. 8, 2018.

The Salvation Army exceeded its holiday fundraising goal during the 2018 Tree of Lights Campaign.

The agency raised $2.95 million during the campaign, 4 percent more than it raised the previous year

The agency set a goal of $2.85 million when it kicked off the campaign with a tree lighting at 90th Street and West Center Road. The campaign also includes red kettles at 140 locations in the metro.

The Salvation Army serves about 100,000 a year.

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