30 Hours Of Bell Ringing Pays Off For Hudson DuoDerek Lilyquist and Jeremy Gilbert spent 30 hours ringing bells for the Salvation Army in front of the County Market in Hudson, Wis. Their goal was to raise $50,000 for a homeless shelter in nearby New Richmond. Friday night, about an hour before the end of their marathon, Lilyquist and Gilbert topped their goal, raising nearly $52,000.
'Rock The Red Kettle' Campaign Kicks Off The Search For GreenThe Salvation Army kicked off the holiday season with its "Rock the Red Kettle" Campaign on Saturday as hundreds of bell ringers set up at Cub Food Stores throughout the Twin Cities. The Salvation Army is looking to raise more than $10 million this season, and in order to reach that goal, Commander Jeff Strickler said they will need a lot more volunteers. "We have 120,000 hours to fill with volunteer bell ringers, so we can use all the help we can get from people," Strickler said. Whether it’s a couple of hours or a few dollars donated, Strickler said it all adds up.
Red Kettle Drive Kicks Off With Record-Setting DayThe Twin Cities Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Kick Off -- Rock the Red Kettle raised $108,958.76 in just one day.
Another Anonymous $1,000 Donation At Red KettleThe Salvation Army is reporting yet another anonymous $1,000 donation dropped into one of their ubiquitous red kettles this holiday season.
Fleet Farm Changes Mind, Will Allow Bell RingersMinnesota-based Mills Fleet Farm has changed its mind about allowing Salvation Army bell ringers to stand outside their stores.
2 Wis. Men Fined For Taking Red KettleTwo men accused of stealing a Salvation Army red kettle from outside a Milwaukee Walmart this week have each been fined $363.
Give Big: Sal. Army Donations Tripled Next 2 DaysTo give big means to give bigger the next few days at The Salvation Army. The Twin Cities Salvation army announced that donations made on Dec. 22 and Dec. 23 will be tripled because of a pledge to match up to $1.5 million.