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Salvation Army kettles hit the streets this weekend

Added on Friday, November 8, 2013

The sound of Salvation Army bells can mean only one thing: The Christmas season has officially arrived.

The first Salvation Army kettles appeared Friday, Nov. 8 in Duluth, followed by citywide Rock the Red Kettle events in the Twin Cities and Rochester on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Kettle donations made in the Twin Cities during Rock the Red Kettle were doubled by Hormel Cure81® ham, up to $50,000, and totaled $156,000 (read more). This shattered the total raised in 2012 of $113,000.

Rochester’s event also brought in record-setting donations, totaling $13,300 compared with $6,800 in 2012 (read more).

Kettles will be in full force nationwide the day after Thanksgiving, including every major city of Minnesota and North Dakota.

There are thousands of hours of bell ringing available in your community. Bell ringers raise an average of $30 per hour, enough money for The Salvation Army to provide a week’s worth of groceries for a person in need.

Schedule your bell ringing shift.