The Red Kettle Campaign is the most important fundraiser for The Salvation Army in St. Croix County. Bells begin ringing Nov. 15 and will continue through Dec. 31. Volunteers for the fundraising campaign have been decreasing each year and with the need for assistance at an all-time high, volunteers are needed now more than ever. A typical bell ringing shift lasts two hours but some organizations, civic groups and churches commit to taking a day or two and filling the day with their members.

Angela Moulton, Fundraising Manager for The Salvation Army in St. Croix County said, “The number of volunteers for The Red Kettle Campaign seems to be declining. The Holidays are a busy time for everyone but giving just a couple of hours really does make a big impact.” Grace Place Shelter receives the Red Kettle funds raised each year. “Grace Place has been in our larger facility in New Richmond for five years as of October of this year. We have served 1,385 homeless in those same five years. Volunteer Bell Ringers will help us raise funds so we can continue to help others who need it most”

Volunteer Bell Ringers can sign up at or by calling 715-497-4438. If individuals are unable to ring, they can send donations directly to St. Croix County Salvation Army/Grace Place 505 W. 8th Street New Richmond, Wis., 54017.

Moulton said, “Consider giving your time to help people in need. Two hours really does change a person’s life” If you would like more information on how the Salvation Army is working in your community, visit them on Facebook at Grace Place Salvation Army or log on to:

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