Kewaunee County Red Kettle Campaign raises nearly $25,000 for Salvation Army
KEWAUNEE – The 2017 Red Kettle Campaign in Kewaunee County raised nearly $25,000 for the Salvation Army, more than $3,000 above the total raised last year.
According to a press release, the exact total donated to the kettles was $24,833.98, compared to $21,662 in 2016. The campaign ran from Nov. 24 through Dec. 23
The kettles in Algoma, at Piggly Wiggly on Lake Street and Denny’s SuperValu on Fifth Street, led the way with donations of $12,424.87. Luxemburg kettles, at Stodola’s IGA on Center Drive and Simonar Shell on Main Street, added $6,617.99, and the Kewaunee kettles at Piggly Wiggly on Marquette Drive and Shopko Hometown on Main Street contributed $5,791.12.
Coordinators for each community were Jerry Guth for Algoma, Becky Massart for Luxemburg and Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski for Kewaunee. Lynn Lacrosse coordinated all of the deposits.
The Red Kettle Campaign raises funds for Salvation Army programs to help those in need in local communities across the country, providing a range of food and clothing to social services. The organization says it is the longest-running charitable drive in the country, having started in San Francisco in 1891.
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