Summer Means Christmas (in July) for the Salvation Army

Red Kettle Campaign runs Friday and Saturday in Traverse City

We started the week with temperatures in the 90s, but summer is half over. It might come as a surprise but that has one northern Michigan nonprofit thinking about Christmas.

The Salvation Army in Traverse City is ready to ring the bells and pull out the red kettles once again to celebrate the season – and in this case it’s Christmas in July.

Pointing out that “need knows no season,” the Salvation Army will be collecting for the Red Kettle Campaign on July 23rd and 24th. They’re raising money for critical needs in the community, like food, utility and housing assistance, and other emergency needs.

09 16 20 Salvation Army Early Holiday Funder Vo 6Lt. Matthew Winters says the “donors have been amazing, whether that’s people bringing in food or that’s people who have upped up their donations monetarily. It’s been amazing and so we just want to say thank you to the community for meeting that need.”

If you want to donate, Winters says “You can donate and drop money straight into the kettle or we do have the QR codes on the signs themselves. Or above all else, if that fails, you can always go to the Salvation Army website and donate there.”

You’ll see them at grocery stores and other locations around the area on Friday and Saturday. The goal is to raise $10,000.