Salvation Army Red Kettles Matched up to $10,000 this Weekend

Dec 15, 2022

With just days left until the end of The Salvation Army's annual Christmas fundraising campaign, donations made to the iconic Red Kettles this Friday and Saturday could have double the impact in 2023. On December 16 and 17 cash donations at Vanderburg and Warrick County kettles will be matched thanks to an anonymous $10,000 gift. The funds from this anonymous "Angel donor" were given in the hope that last-minute holiday shoppers would be inspired to give generously knowing that their gifts will go twice as far to help those in need. 

"As we come to the end of the kettle season it does not mark the end of the need season.  That is why we are so grateful to our match partners who come alongside us this last week of kettles to help leverage every dollar raised for the most possible good year-round," said Major Jason Poff of The Salvation Army of Evansville.  

The Salvation Army has worked throughout the pandemic and economic downturn to address the increased needs of local residents facing high utility bills, eviction notices, and food insecurity. With a $310,000 fundraising goal this fall, donations made to Red Kettles are essential to The Salvation Army's ability to continue serving at this heightened level in 2023.  

Volunteer bell ringers are needed to help man Red Kettles and reach the $10,000 match goal this weekend. Anyone interested in volunteering to ring a bell this holiday season is invited to visit and find a location, date, and time that works for their schedule.  

Every donation given to The Salvation Army through the annual Red Kettle Campaign provides help and hope to those in need, and all gifts stay right here in the community where it is given. Visit to learn more about how you can help The Salvation Army ensure that they can Love Beyond Christmas and help those in need in 2023. 

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