Salvation Army kicks off Red Kettle Campaign
WHEELING, W.Va. —
That old familiar sound that many associate with this time of year is back in the air.
The Salvation Army kicked off its Red Kettle Campaign on Thursday.
The organization is shooting to raise $135,000 in 35 days.
You can find ringers in all kinds of spots, including Cabela's and JC Penny.
And any money you donate will go toward helping the people of Wheeling.
"Every bit of money that we raise during our Red Kettle Campaign stays local,” Wheeling Salvation Army Captain Benny Carringer said. “That allows the Salvation Army to do what they do on a yearly basis, which is operate our shelter, help those who are less fortunate with food, with clothing. Also, we partner with the Red Cross to help burn out victims. "
The Salvation Army is also starting its "Angel Program," where kids are adopted and provided with a Christmas.