Salvation Army holds red kettle kickoff event in Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – It’s that time of year when the Salvation Army’s red kettle bell ringers are out in force.

The Wake County Salvation Army had a red kettle kickoff event at North Hills in Raleigh Wednesday.

The campaign raised about $320,000 last year in Wake County alone and bell ringers are hoping to raise even more this year because they say the need is so great.

“Even though those gifts are coming in, the need has just increased so much and we’re not able to keep up with that financially. So if people are able to drop a couple of change into the kettle or donate online, anything would really make a huge difference to these families,” said Lizzy Adams, Director of Public Relations for the Wake County Salvation Army.

In 2014, The Salvation Army served more than 117,000 Wake County citizens through its various programs.

The kettle funds helps programs that assist families in times of crisis, the Salvation Army said.

The Wake County Salvation Army has around 1,500 volunteers to help ring the bells, but they still need more. If you’d like to help or donate, click here.

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