familiar sound has returned to north central Wisconsin. The Salvation
Army's Red Kettle Campaign is underway.
people, they know we're trying to help those in need. When they hear
the bell, they know that," said Lt. Jacob Tripp of The Salvation
Red Kettle Campaign is up and running with 26 locations around
Marathon County. Leaders say they're hoping to raise more than
Portage County, Salvation Army officials say they have 11 locations
throughout the area with a fund raising goal of $130,000.
in order to make all that happen leaders say they need volunteers.
a way for people in the community that want to help in some way but
are unsure how to help," said Lt. Tripp.
Langsdorf started ringing bells more than 20 years ago.
so many that need things in our community and one way to give is the
bell ringing," said Langsdorf.
year she'll be back at it again.
more fun you are, the more people will come just to see, we have
people come and join us, even just for a few minutes," said
money raised funds about 60% of the operations for the entire year.
Without it, Salvation Army officials say business wouldn't survive.
the services that we offer some people would go without things, like
basic things like food or shelter," said Lt. Tripp.
as you check off your holiday shopping list, chances are you'll hear
the sound of the bells.
sound that could make someone's holiday special.
One year after a deadly shooting rampage in Marathon County, the community and businesses honored the four lives lost in different ways.
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