Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign is now under way
The goal this year has been set at $7.9 million. The campaign provides vital funds to feed, clothe and shelter individuals and families in need of support this Christmas season and throughout the year. According to Salvation Army officers, donations have been down in recent years. In 2019, the Red Kettle Campaign raised $126 million, that number dropped to $102 million in 2022. The drop is likely due to the pandemic, inflation and people no longer carry much cash with them.
The Salvation Army is the nation's largest private provider of social services and the Red Kettle Campaign funds Christmas gifts, food, shelter, and rent and utility assistance to millions of people struggling during the holiday season and beyond.