Salvation Army begins annual Red Kettle Campaign

The campaign raises money each year.

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Salvation Army Holyoke Corps annual Red Kettle Campaign begins Friday.

This year’s goal is to raise $90,000 to support people in need.

The campaign will kick off noon Friday at the Holyoke Mall with Kathy Anderson, the Red Kettle Campaign Chair, Fifth Hampden State Representative Aaron Vega, and Commanding Officers Captains Miguel and Nancy Garces.

The Salvation Army has been providing social and spiritual services to communities throughout the world since 1865. The international movement is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.

Kathleen Anderson, Chair, Salvation Army board of Directors, told 22News, “We’re trying to raise 90,000 dollars this year for programs that go towards things like thanksgiving dinner for folks, toys for Christmas and the summer camp that we run during the summer.”

Shoppers are already responding to need. You’ll be seeing the bell ringers and their red kettles at the Mall and at supermarkets this holiday season.