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Join the WKOW team in the 2015 Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Many of you pitched in Monday to help the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign.

The WKOW team joined in the effort by ringing bells at the Hy-Vee on Whitney Way.

The money you gave is going to help people in need here in Dane County.

"With the $750,000 that we're trying to raise this year, we can feed and house and help a lot of people get back on track," says Donald Haar of the Salvation Army.

Monday, you helped us raise about $865 at the Hy-Vee alone, so thank you to everyone who donated.

The Red Kettle Campaign runs through December 24.


MADISON (WKOW) -- The 2015 Red Kettle Campaign supporting The Salvation Army of Dane County is underway.  For 125 years, the organization has offered shelter for the homeless, food for the hungry and mentoring for at-risk children.

On Monday, Major Loren Carter, coordinator for the Dane County Salvation Army spoke about the importance of volunteering and gave an update on this years campaign.  Carter says they are still looking for volunteers to help fill the shifts still open.

If you can't make it to a donation location, there are other ways to give.  The Salvation Army is selling "Season Passes" pins this year, that you can put on your coat so that you are recognized as a donor when you pass by the kettle. People can also text the word "Dane" to 71777 to make a donation or create their own mobile kettle to help raise funds.

Members of the WKOW News Team will be ringing bells, Monday, December 14 at the Hyvee on Whitney Way.

Click here for volunteer information.  The Christmas Kettle Campaign runs through December 24. 

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