Salvation Army kicks off red kettle campaign
BATON ROUGE - The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign is a sign of the holiday season, just like the chilly weather, turkey and dressing and bright decorations. Capital Brett Meredith from the Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge stopped by 2une In Wednesday morning to talk about the Kettle Kickoff.
The tradition began nearly 100 years ago when an officer stood outside a store in San Francisco. It quickly spread across the United States, then across the world. You can expect to see 10-15% more bell ringers this year than in those past. The Christmas season is the most important time of the year for the Salvation Army.
"If we don't make it at Christmas time and during the Christmas season, it's really hard for us to make it during the summer," Captain Meredith explains.
You can help the Salvation Army kickoff their kettle campaign Thursday at Galvez Plaza on North Blvd. in downtown Baton Rouge. The event kicks off at noon. Visit the Salvation Army website or watch the video for more information.