Fisk Johnson to match donations at Racine-area Salvation Army red kettles

Chelsea West
December 15, 2017

Red Kettles will continue to collect donations through Saturday, December 23. The App allows donors to select a Christmas kettle in their community by scanning a QR code or by using an interactive map. If you want to help ring red kettle bells, contact your nearest Salvation Army to help out this holiday season.

The goal for 2017 was to raise $135,000 for the Christmas campaign, says Lieutenant Samuel Tim of the Yorkton Salvation Army.

As CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reported, donated toys are stuffed into a Salvation Army space in Suffolk County - each matched to a child with a Christmas wish. Currently, donations are below $12 thousand dollars what they were past year.

Toys donated from Corus Radio London listeners to the Salvation Army.

"Right now we're doing pretty well, we pretty much got enough toys probably to cover everyone", said Michael Davis, Coordinator of Toys For Tots in Mesa County.

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Hosted at more than 2,000 locations across Canada, the annual Christmas Kettle Campaign is the organization's largest fundraising drive of the year and would not be possible without the thousands of kettle workers who volunteer their time. So we have to pay people to stay [with kettles], although some people volunteer, but not everybody volunteers.

And with her friendly greetings, it's no surprise she's held the title of top bell ringer for years. New this year, Angel Tree toy distribution will take place at The Salvation Army Thrift Store, 147 East Stoner Avenue, Shreveport.

Community Garden: The Community Garden is located behind the Corps building and operates throughout the summer to provide fresh vegetables to the feeding program and to food distribution.

Or maybe, despite all the visibility and publicity it receives every holiday season, most people don't really have a clear idea of what the Salvation Army is all about.

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