Fewer Donations to the Red Kettle Campaign Have Yearlong Impact
Bell Ringers for The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign will be collecting donations for five fewer days this year due to the late Thanksgiving holiday. This timing and the icy weather conditions that struck in early December could lead to a potential shortfall of $20 million. With six days left, The Salvation Army is encouraging supporters to donate to the Red Kettles both in person and online.
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A familiar sight is ushering in the holiday season around St. Louis as The Salvation Army kicks off its Red Kettle Campaign. And this year, you may start seeing the signature kettles in unfamiliar places. Especially this weekend.
It’s a tradition that’s been upheld in St. Louis for decades and represents hope for the struggling: the sound of a small, ringing bell alongside a bright-red kettle. The money raised from The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign is being used to help more people than ever before, and as a result, volunteers donning kettles and bells may now be seen at intersections and on street corners throughout St. Louis city and county.
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