The Salvation Army is gearing up for it’s annual Christmas Kettle campaign with the goal of raising $55,000 that will go towards local programs.
Major Kirk Green says the kettles were out this past weekend, but will be manned every day except Sunday, starting after Thursday, Dec. 3rd.
Volunteers will man the kettles, which will be collecting donations all the way up to Christmas Eve on Dec. 24.
“Every nickel stays local and we use the Kettle money to fund our Christmas programs—the hampers and the toys and all that kind of thing and any money that is left over gets used throughout the rest of the year,” Green said.
Kettles will be set up throughout the month at Superstore, Walmart, Save-On-Foods, Safeway, Canadian Tire and the Tamarack Mall.
If anyone from individuals to groups or organizations are interested in manning a kettle, Green encourages them to contact the Salvation Army at 250-426-3612.