Two Salvation Army red kettles have been stolen in Hayward in recent weeks. The Salvation Army says one of the kettles contained an estimated $400.
The Salvation Army raises around $3 million every year in the Twin Cities through their red kettle campaign. The campaign started in San Francisco in 1891. Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee came up with the idea to collect money to feed the poor during the holiday season. He used a single iron kettle for donations.
At this time of year, you’re sure to hear the ringing bells from the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign. Volunteer bell ringers are stationed near the kettles to remind and encourage people to donate.
Kids took over ringing bells at red kettles across the Twin Cities Saturday. The Salvation Army teamed up with Thrivent Financial for “Kids at the Kettle Day.” For every coin dropped into a red kettle Saturday, Thrivent will double it up to $25,000.
The Salvation Army kicked off the giving season with its “Rock the Red Kettle” Campaign Saturday. Hundreds of bell ringers set up throughout the Twin Cities Saturday afternoon.
A group of anonymous Santas are helping the Salvation Army fill its red kettles this holiday season in Minnesota and North Dakota.
Just as the charity was announcing a downturn in donations, the mysterious “St. Grand” is once again leaving generous donations in the Salvation Army’s red kettles. A donation of $1,000 — in the form of a bundle of 10 $100 bills — showed up in a red kettle in Roseville on Black Friday.
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It’s a big weekend for the Salvation Army, who held their final Toy Shop Saturday in St. Paul.
If you are out and about shopping today, and you see one of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettles, consider making a donation.
Someone is once again leaving generous donations in the Salvation Army’s red kettles. One thousand dollar donations have shown up in two red kettles in the north metro area.