The Salvation Army Introduces “Kettle Pay”

Nov 13, 2019

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The Salvation Army Introduces “Kettle Pay”
Red Kettles will be out from November 15 to December 24

MILWAUKEE COUNTY – As America moves toward becoming a cashless society, The Salvation Army is making it easier for donors to give back during the Christmas season by making a gift with Apple Pay or Google Pay at the iconic Red Kettles. 

The Salvation Army has placed smart chips and QR codes on 120 Red Kettle signs across the county, allowing shoppers to “bump” or scan their phones to make a digital donation. 

Shoppers will be directed to a custom donation page that accepts Apple or Google payment options. The funds will then be distributed to local Salvation Army units based on the donor’s billing ZIP code, and an email receipt will be sent directly to their phone. 

“Kettle Pay makes it even easier for donors to join The Salvation Army’s Fight for Good. It provides an opportunity for people to fight for the millions of Americans experiencing poverty by raising money for Salvation Army programs in their communities, including food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless and Christmas assistance for families in need,” said Major Steve Woodard, Coordinator for The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County.

Now in its 129th year, The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign is one of the oldest and largest charitable campaigns in the world. Donations will be accepted at any of the more than 120 traditional Red Kettles found around Milwaukee County, online at, or on your phone by texting MKE to 24365.

To learn more and join The Salvation Army in the #FightForGood, visit

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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