Red Kettle campaign set to begin


Beginning Friday, Nov. 25 area residents will see the familiar Salvation Army red kettles and hear the bells as the Wayne Extension Unit of the Salvation Army begins its Annual Red Kettle Campaign.

The ringers will be out on Friday and Saturdays from Nov. 25 to Dec. 16. 

The bell ringing campaign is the primary fundraiser for the Wayne Extension Unit. The majority of  funds collected in the bell ringing campaign remain in Wayne and assist with housing, utilities, medical, transportation and other needs of families and individuals. 

In August, the  Wayne SA Unit sponsored a back-to-school drive for school supplies for elementary children. The project was successful and helped more than 90 children with backpacks and school supplies. 

Red kettles and bell ringers will be at Quality Foods and Pac 'N' Save. Red counter kettles will be at various area businesses. 

The Wayne Extension Unit thanks local businesses for supporting the bell ringing campaign. Churches, service organizations, youth groups and others are invited to participate in the Red Kettle Campaign. The only requirements are to be friendly, dress warmly, smile easily,  say thank-you, and ring the bell with vigor! The Salvation Army thanks all the volunteer bell ringers as well as those who give so generously to the Red Kettle Campaign. 

For more information or to volunteer as a bell ringer contact Rev. Teresa Bartlett at  (402) 375-2669,  or email before Nov. 19.