The Red Kettle Campaign is in a state of emergency
This time of year is critical to The Salvation Army’s fundraising because 35% of the income for the year is raised in November and December. The Red Kettle goal for this Christmas is $185,000 and as of Friday, Dec. 16, donations totalled $111,000. This Christmas season has been very challenging.
“Debilitating cold to be followed by heavy snow is causing us to fall behind. Our bell ringers just cannot risk being out in the severe cold for very long, so we ask them to please be sure to go inside and warm up often. Kettle contributors are rushing past the kettle to reach the warmth inside the stores. There are only seven bell ringing days left until Christmas,” said Lieutenant Jacob Tripp, Corps Officer.
‘If we don’t meet our Red Kettle goal, it could result in cutting programs and services, which could result in not being able to help vulnerable men, women, and children in our community,” continued Tripp.
How you can help:
•By mail, send in a check
The Salvation Army
202 Callon Street
Wausau, WI 54401
•Make the best gift you can in any kettle
•Donate online at www.sawausau.org