The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Begins

Nov 6, 2019 | by Angela Moulton

Volunteer Bell Ringers Needed, 


The Red Kettle Campaign is the most important fundraiser for The Salvation Army in Polk County.  Bells begin ringing November 15th and will continue through December 31st. Volunteers for the fundraising campaign have been decreasing each year and with the need for assistance at an all-time high, volunteers are needed now more than ever. A typical bell ringing shift lasts two hours but some organizations, civic groups and churches commit to taking a day or two and filling the day with their members.


Angela Moulton, Fundraising Manager for The Salvation Army in Polk County said, “The amount of volunteers for The Red Kettle Campaign seems to be declining.  The Holidays are a busy time for everyone but giving just a couple of hours really does make a big impact.”  Serenity Home Shelters, The Backpack Program that feeds hungry kids, utility assistance and disaster relief are just some of the major ways the Polk County Salvation Army is serving Polk County.  This past summer, the organization helped with the clean-up efforts in the County by feeding volunteers and the National Guard for several weeks. 


Volunteer Bell Ringers can sign up at or by calling 715-497-4438.  If individuals are unable to ring, they can send donations directly to:  Polk County Salvation Army PO BOX 129 Clear Lake, WI  54005.


Moulton said, “Consider giving your time to help people in need. Two hours really does change a person’s life” If you would like more information on how the Salvation Army is working in your community, visit them on Facebook at Polk County Salvation Army or log on to their website at


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