Home | Archives | Bill Pay | Contact Us | eCourier | Facebook | Local Links | Life | Twitter | Unlimiteds | Weather
The Madison Courier Daily Newspaper - Madison, Indiana | Madison, IN

Chandler Chevrolet

home : news : news July 10, 2014

11/10/2012 9:00:00 AM
Salvation Army sets $116,000 goal for Red Kettle Campaign
CAMPAIGN KICKOFF: Pam Newhouse rings the bell at the Salvation Army kettle stand outside Walgreens. The bell ringers began their holiday collections throughout the county Friday. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie)
CAMPAIGN KICKOFF: Pam Newhouse rings the bell at the Salvation Army kettle stand outside Walgreens. The bell ringers began their holiday collections throughout the county Friday. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie)
Renee Bruck
Courier Staff Writer

The Salvation Army on Friday kicked off its annual Red Kettle Campaign, which will run until Dec. 24.

The local nonprofit organization hopes to raise $116,000 during the holiday season from the campaign, as well as the mail-appeal donations, to fund the Salvation Army's year-long programs.

All of the money collected from the Red Kettle Campaign will stay in Jefferson County, Salvation Army Lt. Matthew Phelps said.

The Red Kettle Campaign funds programs that include the food panty, financial assistance, a dental clinic, character building, spiritual counseling, and breakfast and dinner throughout the week.

"We serve over 14,000 meals a year," Phelps said.

Bell ringers will be at Jefferson County businesses, including JCPenney, Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, Big Lots and the Dollar General stores. Bell ringers will also be at Walmart beginning on Black Friday, Nov. 23.

"Our normal times are about 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.," Phelps said. Bell ringers will usually be located at the stores Monday through Saturday.

The Red Kettle Campaign needs the help of the community for donations to make the campaign a success, Phelps said.

The Salvation Army also needs bell ringers.

"We do need volunteers," Phelps said.

People or groups willing to help as Red Kettle bell ringers for a couple of hours or more should contact Salvation Army volunteer coordinator Lisa White at 265-2157, ext. 30.





Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   



Advanced Search


Subscription Login
LOGIN | SUBSCRIBE

<July>
SMTWTFS
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    







NewsRecordSportsPeoplePhotosObitsClassifiedseCourierVideosJefferson Co. 4-H Fair
Koehler Tire

Home | Archives | Bill Pay | Contact Us | eCourier | Facebook | Local Links | Life | Twitter | Unlimiteds
Copyright 2014, The Madison Courier
310 Courier Square, Madison, IN 47250
(812) 265-3641 (800) 333-2885 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Software © 1998-2014 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved