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Salvation Army Expects Need Will Be In High As Red Kettle Campaign Gets Underway

The Salvation Army's red-kettle campaign is expecting fewer donations and volunteers this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Salvation Army's red-kettle campaign is expecting fewer donations and volunteers this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle fundraising campaign is under way in the New York City area. Volunteers are at numerous locations ringing the bells and accepting money donations in red kettles. Major Kevin Stoops thinks this will once again be a tough holiday season to provide for the needy. Last year the organization assisted 40-thousand children with toys in New York City, Westchester and Long Island.

“Even this early we are already concerned that we may not be able to meet the request that children have had for this Christmas season. In that regard, we are hoping people will think of the Salvation Army early.”

He says glue and paper shortages are affecting the fundraising effort by mail.