Salvation Army kicks off 129th Kettle Campaign

The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign is back this holiday season for a 129th year.

Look for the red kettles and listen for the Christmas bells collecting money for those in need.

Kristine Gray with the Salvation Army said volunteers for kettle shifts are always needed at this time of the year.

“The money we raise on the kettles goes to support the work we do in the community year round,” mentioned Gray. “It’s critical we get those kettles filled, and in order to do that, we need to have volunteers to stand with the kettles.”

There are 14 kettles across Regina this year. Gray said they need to have 3,300 shifts filled in total, so far about half are spoken for.

Volunteer shifts start at one hour and can be as many hours as a person wants. Right now, 50 per cent of the kettle shifts are filled in the Queen City.

Gray added they are expecting up to 1,500 people to come looking for help over the Christmas season.

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