Red Kettle Season at The Salvation Army Looks Different Amid COVID-19

GULFPORT, Miss. (November 9, 2020) – The need has always been there. This year, it happens to be greater.

Due to the novel coronavirus, shoppers may not see the iconic red kettle and bell ringer at store entrances.

Traditionally, bell ringers would start ringing at the physical kettles starting after Thanksgiving. Due to these circumstances, the annual Red Kettle Campaign will be predominantly digital this year and is starting earlier than usual.

Traditional kettles may still be found at some stores, but the numbers have significantly decreased. Donations can now be given at the register during checkout at local retailers, and online donations can be given at

To support The Salvation Army Mississippi Gulf Coast Area Command, visit For more information on Red Kettle Season and how The Salvation Army is serving the Mississippi Gulf Coast, contact Major Bradley Caldwell at 228-207-1218.

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