Dec 16, 2014 3:12 PM by News Staff
The Salvation Army of Redding says that due to recent inclement weather their Red Kettle campaign is down $17,000 this year.
The Redding Red Kettle Campaign generates 1/3 of the annual operating costs that are associated with The Salvation Army's services in the community. This year The Salvation Army has served more than 31,000 people in Shasta County.
The Salvation Army helps local people with food, clothing, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, utility assistance, medical transportation and more.
"The last thing we want to see is this campaign affect the number of people we are able to serve in the coming year." said Lieutenant Dan Whipple, Redding Corps Officer. "We've seen an increase in need this past year and we want to continue to be able to serve, but with a financial downfall, it will be difficult. We'd hate to turn away people in need."
The Red Kettle campaign will run through December 24th and still needs volunteers to fill the spots. All are welcome to call (530) 222-2207 to sign up to ring bells or stop by their office at 2691 Larkspur Lane, Redding, CA 96002.
Donations to supplement the downfall can be mailed to the office or dropped in any red kettle throughout the community.