Traverse City Salvation Army Kicks Off Red Kettle Campaign

With the holidays approaching, comes a familiar sound.

The Traverse City Salvation Army kicked off their Red Kettle season on Friday.

Their goal is to raise $175,000.

There will be bell ringers at 19 different locations in Traverse City Monday through Saturday.

But volunteers are needed to fill more than 3,000 open shifts throughout the holidays.

“Through the collections in the kettles, we are able to help families throughout the year,” explains Traverse City Salvation Army Captain, Jeff Russell. “An average shift brings in about $80, and so with $80; that’s feeding a family for a week, it’s 80 meals at our feeding program, It’s providing a month’s worth of utilities.”

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