Red Kettle Campaign begins new season
The holiday season is nearly here, and those familiar Salvation Army bells are beginning to ring as The Salvation Army’s 2021 Red Kettle Campaign has begun.
The Red Kettle Campaign began Nov. 5 at limited locations and will continue through Dec. 24. The goal is to raise $240,000.
In addition to providing toys, clothing and food to children and families at Christmas, funds raised at The Salvation Army’s kettles will support rent, energy and food assistance and emergency disaster relief to families throughout Southern Indiana.
“One of the things I love about this time of year is the way a community comes together to think about others and bring joy to loved ones,” said Capt. Jonathan Fitzgerald. “That kind of Joy is contagious, and we look forward to having people take part in spreading joy by dropping their spare change in the kettle or by calling us and taking a spot volunteering at one of the kettles.
“When you see a red kettle, drop your spare change or a few dollars in the bucket and know that it’s going to battle poverty in Southern Indiana,” he said.
The Salvation Army anticipates that the need will be even greater than usual for its services.
To sign up to volunteer to ring the bell at any of the red kettle locations, visit www.registertoring.com or call The Salvation Army at 1-812-944-1018.