Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign down $37,000

Posted at 5:42 PM, Dec 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-12 18:42:24-05

MILWAUKEE-- The Salvation Army Milwaukee County's red kettle is short $37,000 compared to this time last year, according to a news release. 

The campaign has a goal of $3.8 million for the entire holiday season, and as of Dec.12 they are at $1.5 million.

"If we don't meet our Red Kettle Campaign goal, it could result in cutting programs and services. We would not be able to help vulnerable men, women, and children in great need," said Major Steve Merritt, Divisional Commander for the Salvation Army in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan in a statement. 

There's still time to donate and help those in need. Bell ringers will be out in Milwaukee County until Dec. 24, and the Salvation Army has several other options as well.

How you can help:

  • By mail, send in a check: The Salvation Army, 11315 W. Watertown Plank Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
  • Text "Milwaukee" to 41444
  • Make the best gift you can in any kettle 
  • Donate online at
  • Purchase a season pass pin