Salvation Army Kicks Off Red Kettle Campaign

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Although it may not feel like it outside, it is that time of year again: Red Kettle season.

The Salvation Army in Watertown opened up the Red Kettle campaign Sunday with a pancake breakfast.

Every year, volunteers sit with the red kettles outside stores in the North Country collecting donations. 

Last year, the money they raised went into 30,000 meals, 4,400 Christmas baskets, and plenty of toys for local children.

This year, The Salvation Army hopes to raise $185,000.

Officials say they're confident they'll reach this season's fundraising goal:

"Volunteering is awesome. The Watertown community has such an incredible philanthropic nature. They have such a desire to care for their neighbors," said Joshua Sheriff, Red Kettle Campaign Coordinator.

"The holiday campaign is absolutely essential as far as things we hope to accomplish and the services rendered during this time of year," explained the Watertown Salvation Army's Lt. Zeb Hough.

If you would like to volunteer, call the Salvation Army at (315)782-4470.
 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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