Kettle campaign sets ambitious goal

Salvation Army in Fremont Kicks Off 126-Year-Old Campaign **VIDEO

To maximize donations, they're still in need of volunteer bell ringers throughout the campaign.

There are hundreds of shifts that still need to be filled ahead of the campaign that runs until December 23. The Salvation Army relies on the money raised through the Red Kettle campaign to provide Christmas to local families in need and to safeguard the well being of the community through year-round programming and social services.

Last's year's kettle kickoff generated about $40,000, and the Red Kettle program brought in just over $96,000 last holiday season.

Through this fundraiser in November and December, The Salvation Army helps almost 30 million people each year, according to Lindsey Lee with The Salvation Army Northwest Division.

"A day drop in shelter".

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Still, the Salvation Army is hoping to reach its Huron County goal this season of $18,000.

All the money raised in red kettles in the Walla Walla Valley will stay here, she said. Thousands of Salvation Army bell-ringers fan out across the country to ring bells and solicit donations to the iconic Red Kettles from holiday shoppers. Eighty-two cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support these services in 5,000 communities nationwide.

Last year, the campaign was able to exceed its goal, and both Sadowy and Roche are hoping to see the same this year.

Monies collected from the campaign more than found a way back into the community, according to Rowland.

In 1901, kettle contributions in New York City provided the first sit-down dinner in Madison Square Garden, a custom that continued for many years.

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