Red Kettle has officially kicked off with an expected ‘new twist’

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Published: Oct. 31, 2022 at 1:10 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle kicked off on Friday morning at the Salvation Army Gymnasium.

That happened around 8 a.m. at 1040 N. Fulton Ave.

Officials say they this year’s Red Kettle Campaign is a goal of raising $310,000 over the Holiday season.

There’s also a new twist to donating at the kettles: donors can pay with their phone or debit cards.

This new process will allow donors to donate at kettles 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“It’s going be available around the clock, so you’re not going have to wait and see if there’s a kettle there,” says Director of Community Engagement, Alec Rahman. “The fact that it doesn’t store any personal information is even a bigger plus, and its ease of use.”

Officials say that volunteer work can even be just an hour of time to ring the bell.

For those who are interested in volunteering, you can sing up here.

The money collected will be used to support The Salvation Army’s “Toy Town” Christmas programming in addition to social service programs throughout the year for those in need.

You can find Red Kettle locations at the following places:

  • IGA on Morgan Ave., First Ave., and Green River Rd. locations - Starting on Nov. 4.
  • Jcpenney - Starting on Nov. 4.
  • All Schnucks locations - Starting on Nov. 25.
  • All Walmart Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets, and Sam’s Club. - Starting on Nov. 19.
  • Wesselmans - Starting on Nov. 4.
  • Hobby Lobby - Starting on Nov. 7.