The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign provides donations to thousands in need
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas with all the decorations out and about and now it is beginning to sound like Christmas thanks to the Salvation Army’s bell ringers.
Their Red Kettle Campaign is in full swing, but this year the army is experiencing some hardships. They are down $20,000 in donations from last year.
If you would like to donate money or your time visit their website at Salvation Army Mississippi Gulf Coast.
There you can donate to their virtual kettle or even apply to be a bell ringer.
In Gulfport alone last year they served almost 6,500 residents. This is their biggest fundraiser of the year and helps support their missions. Area Commander Major Bradley Caldwell said, “Every year we go to all the area nursing homes and this year we will be dropping off with the administrators so they can safely distribute them, but that’s a nice little gift that keeps them warm.”
The Salvation Army also provides gifts to local children or what they call ‘Angels’ on their Angel Tree. They were supposed to finish collecting for the toy drive last Monday, but are extending it as they are still in need of gifts. You can drop toys off at 2019 22nd Street in Gulfport.