Final push for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign


That's Christmas presents for almost 1,200 kids!

It's the season of giving, and some anonymous Salvation Army donors have gone above and beyond in Northeast Wisconsin.

"There are a few people in the community who do have a long history with the Salvation Army, who have at some point been helped or who helped others and now have fond memories".

More than 150 toys and $250 in cash and gift cards will be donated.

Tehachapi resident Josie Reza, who brought her two young daughters, requested learning tools to help her children master their ABC's and shapes.

Monetary donations are needed to assist with this year's increase in Christmas need and to help close the gap from being behind last year's red kettle collections, officials said.

The homeless, addicted, families in need are all given hope by the Salvation Army. If you need help for this holiday season with food or presents, please call The Salvation Army at 541-389-8888. The person or people responsible have been donating coins by dropping them in holiday kettles for at least four or five years, said Andrew Shiels, Warren corps officer for the Salvation Army. The Chico unit is short 30 percent of it's campaign goal and needs volunteer bell ringers for the final week. Rep. Yaccarino was joined by Salvation Army Captain Charles Adams, Corps.

"As soon as they got around the corner and saw toys, they just ran to them", Brown said. They are appreciative of the support that they have received already, and are confident that those who see the work they, will continue to contribute to their efforts.