Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive kicks off

ELKHART, Ind. – The Red Kettle Drive kicked off Wednesday morning at the Salvation Army in Elkhart. Their goal is to raise money for struggling families in the community.

In 2019 they raised over $105,000 to help local families, surpassing their Christmas goal.

Organizers believe the need will be even greater during 2020 because of the pandemic.

“It goes to those people who are working two jobs, have five children and their furnace goes out. They need help. That is the people the community is helping, that’s what’s coming out of this Elkhart County Salvation Army office,” said Lori Snyder, Advisory Board President, Elkhart Salvation Army.

Salvation Army is asking for volunteer bell ringers, no matter their location, by going go registeroring.com.

Additionally, people can make their own “virtual kettle” and encourage friends, family, and coworkers to donate by creating one on saelkhart.org.

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