Local Celebrities To Ring Bells For The Salvation Army

Dec 4, 2023

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Local Celebrities To Ring Bells For The Salvation Army

MILWAUKEE COUNTY - Local celebrities will gather at the Milwaukee Public Market on Wednesday, December 6 to ring bells in support of The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign. The goal for the 2023 Christmas season is $4 million.

Red Kettle Campaign donations support dozens of programs and services in Milwaukee County, including the Feed The Kids summer meals program, the Toy Shop program, the Backpack and School Supplies program, Coats for Kids, Christmas Family Feast, and the Emergency Lodge homeless shelter. In 2022, local celebrities raised $5,620.80 at the kettles.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 6, 2023

WHERE: Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water Street, Milwaukee

HOW TO HELP: Donate in person at the Milwaukee Public Market, text Celebrity to 24365 and select the celebrity kettle you would like to support, or donate online at https://salarmy.us/CelebrityBellRinging23


Milwaukee Fire Department
Alex Coradetti and Frankie Jupiter (CBS58)
Santa (Don Cohen)

Mark Kass (Milwaukee Business Journal)
Gaulien Smith (Gee’s Clippers)
Alley and DZ (103.7 KISS-FM)

Radar (99.1 The Mix)
Madison Moore and Mallory Anderson (WISN12)
Homer Blow (BlowRadio.com)

Carole Nicksin (Milwaukee Magazine)
Stephanie Barichello and Stephanie Grady (FOX6)
Mila the Motorcycle Dog (with handler Jim Tremmel)

The Wisconsin Diamond Dancers
The Milwaukee Brewers Racing Sausages
Sydni Eure and Brendan Johnson (TMJ4)

Brooke Brighton and Megan Carpenter (Spectrum News 1)
Kristin Pierce and Derrick Rose (WISN12)

BACKGROUND: The Salvation Army first invited celebrities to ring bells during the 2013 Red Kettle Campaign. In 2014, The Salvation Army introduced a competition component to Celebrity Bell Ringing Day. Celebrities participate in a friendly competition by ringing bells for one hour. Celebrities collect money in their kettles at Milwaukee Public Market and from donations made online through a special link. The individual/group who raises the most money receives a traveling trophy and recognition at our volunteer luncheon. Past winners include: Katie Crowther of TODAY'S TMJ4 (2014),  Christina Palladino of WISN 12 (2015), Rebecca Klopf and Coreen Zell of TMJ4 (2016, 2017, 2018), Adrienne Pedersen and Derrick Rose of WISN 12 (2019), Chief Aaron Lipski and Asst. Chief Andrew Timm of the Milwaukee Fire Department (2020), Carl Deffenbaugh and Suzanne Spencer of FOX6 (2021), and the Wisconsin Diamond Dancers (2022). The Salvation Army gives special thanks to every celebrity who has participated in the past and present for their support of the Red Kettle Campaign.   


About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (Human NeedsIndex.org). Locally, 87 cents of every dollar raised is used to support programs and services in Milwaukee County.

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