Red Kettle Campaign Breaks Record

by Kelly Choate on January 17, 2012 at 6:28 am

The Salvation Army in Zanesville is celebrating a record year of its Red Kettle Campaign.

Major Ralph Campbell said the campaign netted about $7,000 this year, and another $7,000 was received through the mail.  Although walk-in donations saw a significant decrease, Campbell said the record-breaking Red Kettle Campaign and mail-in donations made up for it.

"Sometimes it’s better when you get all three because it allows you to do more, but I’ve always said that God is good to us, and he will take care of what we need," said Campbell.

Campbell said the tough economy hurt last year’s total donations, which fell for the first time in several years.  He said the campaign started off slow again this holiday season, but the giving spirit spread quickly.

"There were a couple of days when our kettles went over $5,000, which has never happened here," said Campbell.

Campbell said the Salvation Army thanks the community for its continued generosity.