The goal is to raise $100,000! This year because of the pandemic the Salvation Army couldn't put as many of those iconic volunteers with their red kettles outside of stores. That means they're behind on donations. Saturday morning they had about 25,000 in physical red kettle donations, normally this time of year those donations are up to 70 or 80 thousand.
"The Red Kettles are The Salvation Army's largest annual fundraising campaign. We rely heavily on the donations received during this season to fund our feeding and shelter programs. Our goal is to raise $100,000 and we are so thankful for those who have supported us thus far. Please help us "Rescue Christmas" and reach our goal to make this season a big win for our neighbors in need," stated Captain Christopher Bryant, The Salvation Army of Huntsville Corps Officer.
The need is even more this year. Bryant explained that some of their regular donors have asked for help themselves after losing jobs because of the pandemic.
"People who have come into our office that are normally monthly supporters that sat down and said we are in a position where not only can we not give our normal, monthly support can you help us," Captain Christopher Bryant, The Salvation Army of Huntsville Corps Officer.
If you can't make it in person Saturday, you can donate online HERE.