Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign is lagging

The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County is down $42,694 in its Red Kettles compared with this date last year.

“We are very concerned that we’re down. We need additional red kettle sites, volunteers and more donations to keep critical programs and services operating in Milwaukee County,” said Major Dan Jennings, Salvation Army divisional commander for Wisconsin & Upper Michigan.  “The kettles take coins, bills and checks.”

Eighty-four cents of every dollar donated supports year-round critical programs and services, Jennings said.

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

To offer your place of business as a bell ringing site or to volunteer and make a donation, call (414) 302-4300, extension 2223 or visit

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