Salvation Army Gives Update On Red Kettle Campaign


An envoy for the Salvation Army gave Ottumwa Radio an ipdate on the status of this year’s Red Kettle Campaign.

Joel Arthur, envoy with the Salvation Army in Ottumwa, spoke with Ottumwa Radio News Director Ellis Codjoe on Friday’s edition of Mid-Morning Magazine. The main question was the status of this year’s Red Kettle Campaign; non-profits across the state have been suffering a so called “donor-fatigue”, and the Salvation Army was no different. Arthur stated that though the campaign is nearing its end, they still need volunteers.

“The end is in sight…But we sure do need everyone’s help. we need people to continue to volunteer for us, to sign up for a shift at one of our red kettle spots….we need businesses to step up, I’d like to see more businesses to have a business day at a kettle.”

Joel Arthur, Salvation Army

With the end approaching, Arthur is hoping more businesses and individuals will help out, and allow them to reach their goal.

“we just have 7 more days, just help us meet our goal. Our goal is $50,000 this year, I think it’s a good goal, i think it can be achieved. We’re sitting at 70 percent of it right now, so far in our red kettles $35,000 has been collected. That’s a great number, its gonna help a lot of people.”

Joel Arthur, Salvation Army

Those interested in volunteering can visit

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