Red Kettle Campaign in its final week

Posted at 4:25 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 09:44:30-05

BOISE, Idaho — The Salvation Army needs some serious help for the holidays. They need $117,000 locally to reach program goals.

It's been tough because bell ringers were limited to just seven days of ringing. With coronavirus hitting the economy hard, the need among families is greater than ever.

"These are now families we're seeing coming to us for assistance, so that's a new anomaly for a lot of us this year," said Major Thomas Stambaugh, Corp Officer Treasure Valley. "But we're trying to accommodate everybody we can, so everyone can get the support they need to help them get on their feet again."

Funds raised last year provided critical support to over $39,000 people in our community. Red Kettles can be found at Walmarts, Fred Meyers, Macy's and Albertsons. Everything you give stays in Ada County.

You can give online here.