Florence Salvation Army kicks off 2017 Red Kettle Campaign

Florence Salvation Army kicks off 2017 Red Kettle Campaign

Florence Salvation Army kicks off 2017 Red Kettle Campaign

Sgt. Ruthie Forgey of the Salvation Army said all Red Kettle donations in Bradley County stay in Bradley County.

If we were to have all 22 covered, it would be awesome."Thanks to generous Berks County donors, the Salvation Army surpassed its $120,000 goal a year ago, said Capt. Ted Tressler of the Reading Corps".

Organizers hope this year's kettle campaign will be just as successful, or more so, than last year, in which $95,000 was raised. This year the goal has been set at $50,000.

"We are noticing that a lot of people (needing help) are who we would classify as the working poor". Thank you for your continued support!

The kickoff for the Salvation Army's 2017 Christmas Kettle Campaign begins on November 17, and organizers are looking for volunteers to help out. He estimates the campaign covers approximately 1,400 man hours which need to be filled.


Contributions to the Red Kettle Campaign help the Salvation Army bring the spirit of Christmas to the aged and lonely, ill, poor and disadvantaged, inmates of jails and other institutions, and people otherwise forgotten.

In particular, the food bank at the Salvation Army is busier than ever and they are now providing service to 235 per month.

On Friday evening, North Platte band Job, Peter and Chuck performed a concert at the Platte River Mall to help raise funds.

Quaiff said he was pleased to be able to kick off this year's campaign and encouraged others to get involved.

Each one of the cards on the trees represents a child in the area that is in need this Christmas.

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