Salvation Army Kettlethon
The Salvation Army Kettlethon is underway at the Biloxi Visitor’s Center for that last push for donations.
Every little bit donated counts as they are thousands of dollars behind from what they raised last year.
The Swetman family started this Kettlethon five years ago and it has become a tradition. Last year, State Senator Joel Carter and his family decided to challenge the Swetman family to see who could raise more.
Today, the Carters are set up outside of the Walmart Supercenter in Biloxi. Their goal is $5,000 and Coordinator Windy Swetman says he won’t leave until they raise that. “The Salvation Army does so much good for so many people in the community. As a police officer for many years, particularly after Katrina, I watched first-hand the work the Salvation Army did and it really changed my mind and my heart for Salvation Army watching them in the field really touching people’s lives and changing them.”
They will be ringing their bells outside of the Biloxi Visitors Center until 6 p.m. tonight.