Salvation Army $400K short of Red Kettle goal

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MADISON (WKOW) — For the next two weeks, bells will be ringing for the Salvation Army. But organizers say this year, they don’t have enough bell ringers to staff all the red kettles in Dane County.

The Red Kettle Campaign helps pay to run the organization’s shelter and housing programs.

Right now, the Salvation Army of Dane County is about $400-thousand short of reaching its goal.

About 70 percent of the bell ringer shifts are going unfilled.

“If you can give an hour or two it’s the biggest gift they can give for the holiday season. The people we support and we help, they have nowhere else to go,” said Steve Heck, director of operations with the organization.

If the campaign does not reach its Christmas goal, the Salvation Army will have to reconsider how its resources are allocated throughout the year.

For more information about how you can get involved, click here.

If you donate to a red kettle on one of the Match Days, local businesses will also chip in:
-December 15, match by McFarland State Bank
-December 22, match by National Guardian Life

You can also make a donation directly to the Salvation Army:
-By mail: The Salvation Army of Dane County, 3030 Darbo Drive, Madison, WI 53714
-By text: text “DANE” to 41444
-Online: www.salvationarmydanecounty.org

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