Red Kettle Campaign back in full swing

by Bill Hughes on November 17, 2014 at 7:50 am

Starting Monday the Salvation Army’s iconic red kettles are back around the city of Zanesville.

Currently, there are five locations where people can donate to the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. It is the biggest fundraiser the army has each year, and volunteer Kerrie Webb said donations will benefit multiple things this year.

"They divvy it out through the year," Webb explains. "Like I said our debt is the biggest thing, but then all the food and things that people will need, so we do a pantry, like a daily pantry people can come in and get meals."

Webb said the money will also support the Salvation Army’s shelter. Webb volunteers her time to ring a bell for the Salvation Army. She said she feels it’s important to help with causes like this.

"There’s a great need here in Zanesville, we have lots of homeless people and people who are out in this weather freezing, so just to be able to help support the salvation army and help those in need means a lot to me," Webb said.

Volunteers will be out each day from around 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. now through Christmas. And once the Christmas season gets more underway there will be a total of 15 locations around the city to donate.