Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign now underway

Posted at 8:49 AM, Nov 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-04 11:29:09-04

The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign is now underway in Wisconsin and across the country. 

Volunteers will be set-up with their red kettles at various stores and businesses, locally and nationally, looking for donations to help a good cause. In fact, the Salvation Army estimates there will be 25,000 red kettles set-up across the country. 

The money raised from this campaign is used year-round to provide food for the hungry, disaster relief, assistance for disabled people, outreach for the elderly and ill people, shelter and necessities for the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children.

This year, the Salvation Army hopes to bring in $4 million from the Milwaukee area. Last year, the national campaign raised $144 million. 

The Red Kettle Campaign began in 1891 and it is the largest fundraiser for the Salvation Army.

For more information on the Red Kettle Campaign, click here