Louisville Red Kettle Campaign needs help in final days

The Salvation Army is $70,000 short of this year’s goal

Louisville Red Kettle Campaign needs help in final days

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Time is running out for the Salvation Army of Louisville’s Red Kettle Campaign.

With just five bell-ringing days left before Christmas, the agency is $70,000 short of their 2018 goal.

There are nearly 80 kettles spread throughout Metro Louisville.

The Salvation Army is asking you to consider donating your spare change.

“Those nickels and dimes and quarters, they add up to a lot of money,” Salvation Army Louisville-area Commander Major Roy Williams said.

If you can’t donate money, the Salvation Army is also looking for volunteer bell ringers to fill shifts through Christmas Eve. Click or tap here to get involved.

“This money helps us complete our Christmas, but then it also helps us throughout the year to help feed people and to help house people,” Williams explained.

Each Christmas, The Salvation Army provides gifts for needy children through the Angel Tree Program.

This week, they’ve handed out gifts for 7,000 angels.

Year-round, the agency helps provide food and shelter in the wake of emergencies and natural disasters.

If the Salvation Army doesn’t reach its goal of $565,000, the agency will have to explore additional fundraising options in 2019 to continue to provide those essential services.

“We’re asking you to come and help us meet that goal,” Williams said. “We know this town can do it.”

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