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Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign begins in Missoula area

Salvation Army Red Kettle
Posted at 1:57 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 00:06:46-05

MISSOULA — The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign has begun and this year the annual holiday tradition has gone digital.

The Missoula Salvation Army is looking to raise $69,000 come Christmas time and has Apple and Google Pay QR codes so if you don’t have the cash you can still donate with ease.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, bell ringers will be adhering to social distancing protocols and will have sanitization materials to keep everyone safe.

Last year LaborMax Staffing helped provide the Salvation Army with bell ringers and this year they will be in charge of all the kettles.

"Being able to give back and give back to our community its been a wonderful thing it has been something that has made us very humble and very very blessed and honored to be supportive to be able to help our employees because a lot of our employees are homeless as well," LaborMax Staffing Operations Manager Amy Kidwell said. "It's been a really really wonderful thing because we have been seeing this full circle."

There will be 13 kettles located around the area by Friday at locations including Cabelas, the Southgate Mall, and the Trempers Albertsons. Kidwell says all donations made in Missoula stay here locally.

Click here to learn more about the Missoula Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign.