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Red Kettle Campaign Update

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- You may not see red kettle bell ringers out anymore, but the Salvation Army is still collecting money for its Red Kettle Campaign. The Des Moines Salvation Army has to raise an additional $400,000 by the end of this month to reach its goal of 1.25 million dollars.

Salvation Army volunteer coordinator Kathy Healy says this money helps more than 50,000 people in need every year. “I can't tell you how much it means to help other people. and this money is just a lifeline for us,” said Healy.

This year the kettles raised nearly $350,000. Officials say most of the money comes from private donations. For more information visit the Salvation Army's website. 

1 Comment

  • Jenny

    This year I was going to give to every kettle that I saw with bell ringer. The entire time I shopped this holiday season, not once did I see a person ringing a bell at a kettle. I volunteered with my daughter this year for 2 hours at the mall and was surprised by how generous people were the weekend of black Friday. I feel like a lack of bell ringers is the reason for being behind their goal.

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