Salvation Army kicks-off annual Red Kettle Campaign

Published: Nov. 11, 2021 at 10:18 AM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign has officially started.

The charity kicked off their annual fundraising effort Friday at their Evansville location.

Mayors Lloyd Winnecke and Charlie Wyatt of Boonville were there to commend the organization.

Winnecke presented a proclamation declaring today “Red Kettle Day.”

Wyatt urged people to do their part in helping by signing up to ring bells throughout the holiday season.

“I’ve been doing it for several years, and I encourage you. It’s a good thing. It makes your soul feel good. Being able to interact with your neighbors, your friends and a lot of new people that you just don’t know,” Wyatt says.

Kettles have already been set up at Rural Kings, Hobby Lobbies and IGA’s around Evansville.

More are set to pop up as it gets closer to Christmas.

Organizers say the campaign not only funds the Christmas assistance but also helps to fund the ongoing Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry and those in need year-round.

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