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Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign is underway

December 4, 2018

BULLHEAD CITY — Hearing ringing bells when going to Walmart?

Well, that’s because the 128th Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign is underway.

According to Scott Johnson, public relations director of The Salvation Army Southwest Division, the fundraising goal for the state of Arizona is $3.2 million.

“The combined goal of the Red Kettle campaign in the communities of Bullhead City, Laughlin, Fort Mohave and Mohave Valley is around $50,000,” Johnson said.

Johnson said donations to the Red Kettles comprise about 20 percent of gifts to The Salvation Army in Arizona for the entire year.

“The gifts help support a range of social services such as food for the hungry, senior activity and outreach, opportunities for underprivileged children, disaster and heat relief and more,” said Johnson.

The Red Kettle Campaign runs through Christmas Eve. Last year, Johnson said, more than 72,000 Arizonans were helped through donations from the campaign.

“Volunteering at a Red Kettle for one hour can raise enough money to help The Salvation Army put food on the table of 13 people,” said Johnson. “It’s also a fun, easy and excellent way to give back to the community.”

People who would like to volunteer as a bell ringer should contact Capt. Stephanie Lueras, Bullhead City/Laughlin Corps Office and River Cities Area Coordinator, at 928-758-3141.

“A donation to The Salvation Army in Arizona can reduce your tax bill dollar-for-dollar through a state tax credit,” said Johnson. “The maximum credit for contributions is $400 for individuals and $800 for married couples filing jointly.”

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