This is their second year in a row and they are determined to raise at least $5,000, even if it means writing a personal check for the difference. Funds collected for the red kettle campaign will support the Salvation Army in serving thousands of people in need throughout south Mississippi.
Swetman says, “We’re here to do the most good for the people. The Salvation Army of South Mississippi, those dollars that you donate go directly back to your community helping those in need. We live in a fantastic community here in south Mississippi. We’re proud to be a part of it and we have an obligation to give back and that’s what it’s about today.”
Last year, with the help of local residents, the family raised over $15,000. They were out from sun up to sun set Friday. If you didn’t have a chance to stop by the Biloxi Visitors Center or find a kettle, you can still donate online until Christmas.