The red kettles will be out a week early this year in Chickasaw County – as the Salvation Army is planning to start their annual fundraising tomorrow. This early approach is to possibly combat the negative effects that the pandemic has brought-on for a lot of families.
According to the New Hampton Tribune, Chickasaw County Representative Kris Markham says the number of families in need this year is much higher than other years. She believes that the extra days of ringing will help supplement this issue.
The Red Kettle Campaign ringers will be out at Fareway from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through the holidays and Markham hopes that the fundraiser will accumulate at least $15,000.
Markham says this will only be possible if the community volunteers to ring throughout the entire season. In order to ring for the Salvation Army this year, one should call the Conway-Markham Funeral Home at: 641-394-4331.
Ringers will need to wear masks during shifts at all times.