The Salvation Army To Host Red Kettle Kick Off On Friday

Nov 6, 2023

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The Salvation Army To Host Red Kettle Kick Off On Friday
Red kettles will be out in Milwaukee County from November 10 to December 23

MILWAUKEE - The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County will kick off its 2023 Red Kettle Campaign on Friday, November 10.

The annual kick off will begin at 7:15 a.m. on the second floor of the Milwaukee Public Market with a ceremony and full breakfast. The kick off will include the announcement of our goal for 2023, an overview of our holiday events, how to make cashless donations at the kettles, a Red Kettle Kickoff Match announcement from Landmark Credit Union, and remarks from Cavalier Johnson, the Mayor of Milwaukee.


The Red Kettle Campaign is the largest fundraising event for The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County. About $3.9 million was collected in 2022, just under our $4 million goal. 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.

“This year, we have many opportunities to join The Salvation Army’s mission of serving our neighbors in need,” said Major Trevor McClintock, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. “These include volunteering, donating and hosting collection drives. Our numbers of service have increased, so we need more volunteers and funds to help us keep services going as they are.”

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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