Red Kettles get a technology boost

The Salvation Army has gone a little more high tech for this year’s Red Kettle Campaign. In addition to dropping money in a Red Kettle or donating to a virtual Red Kettle online, smartphone owners can now make a donation to the Salvation Army by scanning a QR code at Salvation Army Red Kettles in Milwaukee County.
“We are down $15,000 in our Red Kettles compared to this time last year,” said Major Roger Ross, Salvation Army Milwaukee County Commander. “Technology advancements provide many options for donors.  We want to make giving as easy as possible. Eighty four cents of every dollar donated supports critical programs and services.  Our goal is to keep those programs and services in place and meet the ever increasing need for emergency and Christmas assistance.”
The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County announced the launch of its annual Red Kettle Christmas Campaign on November 4th.  The goal of The Salvation Army in Milwaukee is $2.7 million dollars that will sustain Toy Shop, Christmas Family Feast, emergency shelter, medical, food pantries, and meals to the homeless and care to veterans.


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