Salvation Army needs big boost in its last days of Red Kettle Campaign

With only a couple days left before the Red Kettles retire until next Christmas, The Salvation Army is still $1.3 million behind in it’s 2.7M goal.

“We’re thankful for the donations we have received to date. Reaching our Red Kettle Christmas goal is critical to providing much needed shelter for the homeless, food for the hungry and Christmas assistance for families in great need,” said Major Roger Ross, Salvation Army Milwaukee County Commander.

Salvation Army operates 84 seasonal and year round programs and services to families living in Milwaukee County.

In 2010 The Salvation Army provided: 132,439 meals to homeless individuals and families, 66,813 nights of lodging to homeless individuals, 96,572 toys to children of low-income and unemployed families.

This year The Salvation Army is prepared to provide more than 100,000 toys this Christmas to area children.

Donations can be made at Red Kettles through Christmas Eve, by texting ‘Give’ to 80888 to make a $10 donations or visit to make a donation with your smart phone or on-line. Please be as generous as you can!