LEXINGTON, Ky. — With an expected increase in need between 25 and 50% this Christmas season, The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign is in full swing and in need of volunteers and donations.
“The Red Kettle Campaign is The Salvation Army’s largest annual fundraiser, and the need has never been greater,” Major William Garrett said. “This campaign raises funds for many of the year-round programs we offer the local community, including our Emergency Shelter, Food and Clothing Bank. During the holiday season, volunteer groups are needed in a variety of ways to help make this campaign a success.”
There are many opportunities to volunteer and/or donate to make a difference:
- Limited in-person bell ringing will run through Dec. 24. Interested volunteers can contact Kevin Sparks at [email protected].
- Red Kettle Days in Fayette, Jessamine, and Scott counties will be held from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at Fayette Mall (Near PF Chang’s and Outback), Dec. 12 in the Scott County Wal-Mart parking lot, and Dec. 19 in the Jessamine County Wal-Mart parking lot. To find out the total raised during these days, send an email to [email protected].
- Drive-through giving opportunities will be held on Dec. 5 at South Elkhorn Christian Church 4343 Harrodsburg Road in Lexington and Centenary United Methodist Church at 2800 Tates Creek Road in Lexington. Volunteers will be needed to stand at these locations from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
- Individuals and teams will be needed for virtual kettles, which will be even more important this year. Sign-ups can be completed at https://give.salvationarmy.org/campaign/central-kentucky-2020-virtual-kettle/c303223.