Salvation Army needs boost for Red Kettle Campaign

The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County is desperately hoping for a last-minute push for its Red Kettle Christmas Campaign, which is down $80,236 compared with this time last year.

“We’re just days away from putting the Red Kettles away until next year. We are concerned, but remain hopeful! We know the Milwaukee community is a giving and caring community.
Donations from the Red Kettle Christmas Campaign support critical year round programming and services for families living in Milwaukee County,” said Maj. Dan Jennings, Salvation Army divisional commander for Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

Bell ringers can be seen at the Red Kettles through Christmas Eve.

Eighty four cents of every dollar donated supports Salvation Army year round programs and services.

In Milwaukee County, the Salvation Army operates 85 programs. The programs and services include Christmas assistance, Christmas Family Feast, disaster relief, emergency housing, food and clothing, utility and rent assistance, employment services and summer lunch programs for children.

To make an on-line donation visit www.SAmilwaukee.org.

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