The Salvation Army To Host Red Kettle Kick Off Friday

Nov 8, 2021

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The Salvation Army To Host Red Kettle Kick Off Friday
Red kettles will be out in Milwaukee County from November 12 to December 24

MILWAUKEE - The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County will kick off its 2021 Red Kettle Campaign on Friday, November 12.

The annual kick off will begin at 7:15 a.m. with an unveiling of our new holiday wrap covering Milwaukee’s Streetcar, The Hop (at the station outside the Milwaukee Public Market). It will then continue on the second floor of the Milwaukee Public Market with a ceremony and full breakfast, which is free and open to the public.

The kickoff will include remarks from:

  • Tom Barrett, Mayor of Milwaukee (tentative)
  • Major Steve Woodard, Coordinator for The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County

The Red Kettle Campaign is the largest fundraising event for The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County. About $4.8 million was collected in 2020. Donations at the 120 red kettles in Milwaukee County help provide winter coats for kids and adults, toys for Christmas, a warm and safe place for the homeless, summer meals, food for five food pantries, backpacks and school supplies, and disaster services, to name a few.

There are several ways to help give back throughout the season:

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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