The Salvation Army of Door County had a record-setting 2018 Red Kettle Christmas campaign thanks to the hard work and generosity of the community. The donation total surpassed the $70,000 milestone, which is about a 16-percent increase over 2017. Of the total, $9,000 was collected in Northern Door. Since the Northern Door Kiwanis Club helped organize bell-ringing sites in Northern Door 12 years ago, more than $95,000 has been collected there.
In addition, the Salvation Army’s Coats for Kids campaign collected hats, gloves and more than 210 coats, which were distributed to local children through the Boys and Girls Club of Door County and HELP of Door County.
The money that is collected stays in Door County to help community members who are in critical situations involving rent, food, transportation and utilities. Funds also support special projects, including Altrusa’s Back-to-School Fair.
The agencies that are part of the Door County Emergency Food and Shelter Network give a big community shout-out to all the bell ringers who generously volunteered their time to make this such a successful year for the Salvation Army. Without their time and dedication, the campaign would not have reached this level of success.