Salvation Army kicks off Red Kettle campaign
By Taylor Hale
STEVENS POINT – City leaders and law enforcement officials gathered at Trig’s in Stevens Point on Nov. 12 to celebrate the kick-off of the Salvation Army bell-ringing campaign.
The campaign is the group’s largest fundraising event of the year.
But this year’s kickoff featured a new star, a digital credit card reader that allows guests to make donations via credit or debit card.
“A lot of people don’t carry cash around with them, this allows them to still make a donation if they want,” said Trisha Steinhorst, Stevens Point Salvation Army Media & Fundraising Manager.
Mayor Mike Wiza also spoke during the event. Wiza said that there is an intercity contest between different departments to raise the most money while bell-ringing. He hopes to see other groups and organizations participate by volunteering to ring.
The Salvation Army is also encouraging people to get out and volunteer with their Ring for Bling program. Each individual that completes a two-hour shift gets entered into a drawing for one of 10 $200 gift cards, donated by Lee Ayers Jewelers.
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