The red kettles may be gone, but the Vicksburg Salvation Army is still looking for donations to provide aid to the community’s neediest members.
This year’s annual kettle donations fell short of the target due to less foot traffic at retail merchants. The Salvation Army collected $47,000, which is about $4,000 below its target.
“COVID-19 has not only created a bigger need for us to fill, it has also decreased the number of traditional red kettles you’re used to seeing on street corners and at store entrances each Christmas season,” the organization wrote on its website.
But it’s not too late to help.
To donate, go to the chapter website or stop by the office at 530 Mission 66, Vicksburg. In addition to cash, the organization also accepts food, clothing and other items.
Remember that a donation to the Salvation Army stays in the community.