Milwaukee Police To Face Off In Annual District Kettle Challenge

Dec 1, 2022

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Milwaukee Police To Face Off In Annual District Kettle Challenge

MILWAUKEE COUNTY - Milwaukee police officers will face off in the annual district kettle challenge on Friday, December 2. Officers will be stationed at a specific kettle in their district (along with The Salvation Army Chaplains) and will compete against the other police districts to raise the most money in a set period of time. The Salvation Army’s new Tap to Give technology will be used during the competition to reach more donors.

“We are always looking for new and easy ways for people to donate at the red kettles,” said Major Steve Woodard, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County. “As fewer people carry cash, we wanted to solve the common statement ‘I don’t have any cash’, so we added a new tap to give system to the red kettles. All shoppers need to do is tap their credit card on the dollar amount ($5, $10, $25) and the dollar amount will appear on their credit card statement. There will be no need for cash, donation forms or QR codes.”

The district that raises the most money will be recognized at The Salvation Army's Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon and will earn the “Doing The Most Good” Golden Kettle traveling trophy for their district.

The money raised at the kettles will stay in Milwaukee County. The Red Kettle campaign supports several programs and services in Milwaukee County including the Feed the Kids summer meals program, The Salvation Army Toy Shop, the Backpack and School Supplies program, Coats for Kids, Christmas Family Feast, the Emergency Lodge homeless shelter, and the Chaplaincy Program, which works with the Milwaukee Police Department.

Friday, December 2, 2022, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Officers will be stationed at the following locations.

  • MPD District 1, Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • MPD District 2, Cermak, 1236 S. Barclay St., Milwaukee, WI 53204
  • MPD District 3, Hobby Lobby, 6900 W. Greenfield, West Allis, WI 53214
  • MPD District 4, Walgreens, 9040 Good Hope Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53224
  • MPD District 5, Pick N Save, 1100 E. Garfield, Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • MPD District 6, Walmart Supercenter, 3355 S. 27th St., Milwaukee, WI 53215
  • MPD District 7, Pick N Save, 5700 W. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53216


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 Locally, 87 cents of every dollar raised is used to support programs and services in Milwaukee County.

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