Area Banks and Credit Unions Battle to Help Others

Dec 6, 2022

SHEBOYGAN, WI (December 1, 2022) Staff from nine area financial institutions will be competing against each other to raise funds while ringing bells at the kettle stands on Wednesday, December 7. The annual Battle of the Banks & Credit Unions is a friendly competition to raise support for the social service programs offered by The Salvation Army Sheboygan.

This year both the battle and the need for help has grown tremendously. The Salvation Army’s resources are being stretched, while requests for help from families in Sheboygan County continue to pour in. The competition is fierce with two new contenders in BMO Harris Bank and Meadowland Credit Union, longer ringing hours and matching funds available. Donations placed in the kettle at Woodlake Market in Kohler will be doubled thanks to Johnson Financial Group, and donations received at Festival Foods in Sheboygan will be matched thanks to Kohler Credit Union. Support your financial institution while they spread Christmas cheer and help others this Wednesday.

Battle of the Banks Dec. 7th Participants and Ringing Locations include:

BMO Harris Bank (Pick N’ Save, Sheboygan) *NEW
HSA Bank (Wal-Mart #1276, Sheboygan) **MATCHING DONATIONS
Johnson Financial Group (Woodlake Market, Kohler) **MATCHING DONATIONS
Kohler Credit Union (Festival Foods, Sheboygan) **MATCHING DONATIONS

Marine Credit Union (Piggly Wiggly, Sheboygan north)
Meadowland Credit Union (Piggly Wiggly, Sheboygan Falls) *NEW

National Exchange Bank (Piggly Wiggly, Howards Grove)
Oostburg State Bank (Piggly Wiggly, Oostburg & Cedar Grove)
United One Credit Union (Piggly Wiggly, Sheboygan south)

Now in its 132nd year, the annual Red Kettle Campaign is one of the longest-running and most recognizable fundraising efforts in the world. Donations to red kettles in Sheboygan County help support those in need by providing basic necessities like food, shelter, clothing, and financial assistance. The Salvation Army Sheboygan’s Christmas fundraising goal for 2022 is $725,000. Of that overall goal we hope $120,000 comes from donations placed in the red kettles. Volunteering to ring bells at a red kettle is open to all. Sign up for a 2-hour shift at a time and location that works for you by visiting or calling 920-694-1271.  

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