Skip to comments.Salvation Army red kettle campaign down 50%, two local (GOP) leaders step in to help
Posted on 12/17/2021 4:19:44 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - Donations are down for one local organization but the problem is the need in the community is greater and continues to grow.
The Salvation Army recently held a fundraiser for their annual red kettle campaign to help those in the community who are in need. So far this year's campaign is down about 50% in donations and on top of that, they are struggling to get volunteers.
Tonight at the Clemens Center, two local leaders stepped in to help.
During this time of year, you'll typically see many red kettle volunteers outside ringing the kettlebells asking for donations. Major Stanley Newton with the Salvation Army believes donations are down this year because people are financially stretched compared to last year. He explains many had stimulus checks and unemployment coming in.
"Inflation has killed us this year, gas prices were probably 30% of what they are now, $1 to $2, now it's $3.50. You have COVID resurfacing at a higher level so getting volunteers has been really difficult," Newton said.
He says they had to think outside the box to help draw in donations. So tonight at the Kenny G concert in the Clemens center there were two volunteer guest bell ringers. Chemung County Sheriff Schrom and Chemung County Executive Chris Moss wanted to do their part to help the cause.
Schrom says he is happy to give his time to make Christmas hopefully better for those in need.
"A great cause, easy decision to make so I decided to come out and support the Salvation Army and hopefully raise some money for them," Schrom said.
The Salvation Army says $0.82 of every $1 that's donated stays in the community and goes towards direct services to help the less fortunate. Services such as social services, the food pantry, shelter programs, addiction residences, utility assistance, and rental assistance.
Moss says this is why it's important to donate, no amount is too small.
"If you can give we ask you to give. There are several organizations out there that do great things for the community so you know what, if you give a couple of dollars it's always a good thing whether the money is being spent for meals for toys for children or families so they don't go without especially at holiday time," Moss said.
The red kettle campaign ends on December24th. There are many ways to donate. One way is by texting ELMIRAKETTLE to 41444 or you can contact the Salvation Army directly.
Upstate “republicans” bail out CRT Loving Salvation Army bump
Most of the red kettles I’ve seen in Fairfax Va. have been unmanned, no one ringing the bells
The Salvation Racist Army should disband. There’s no coming back from this. They had a good 156 year run but the moral rot of society got them. The end.
Where kettles and ringers have been in our area for decades ... even the kettles are gone now.
I noticed they aren’t out this year at my local store. Wife said they were but pulled off because no one was giving and many said crt was why.
And here come Republicans to throw a lifeline to the WOKE Salvation Army. With the exception of a handful, they sux as hard as the Ds.
I am giving directly to the local homeless shelter. I can see what they are doing. Transparency is good.
I gave directly to a local animal shelter.
Gee, donations are down?
I wonder why.
Republicans have always been the stupid party.
When the trains are coming to take white people to the re-education camps, the Republican Party will be making food donations to the guards.
We had many in our area right before the storm hit. Now….crickets. But, I was able to drop into several buckets a nice slug along with notes telling the SA they suck and no donations ever again. 😈
Also, I’ve received five mail solicitations just in the past week (use your own stamp return envelopes). So, I’ve written “nice” replies in black marker across each, stuffed them with other junk mail, put the SA address as the return address in the corner and dropped them in the mailbox WITH NO STAMP. Hopefully they have to pay for return postage too.
Fire the woke executives.
“During this time of year, you’ll typically see many red kettle volunteers outside ringing the kettlebells asking for donations. Major Stanley Newton with the Salvation Army believes donations are down this year because people are financially stretched compared to last year. He explains many had stimulus checks and unemployment coming in.”
Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt. We all know why donations are down. You don’t alienate the majority of your donors by demonizing them. The SA owes whites an apology.
My money is “white privileged” & Christians need to apologize per the Salvation Army ‘woke’ propaganda .... not one ‘white Christian’ penny of mine is going in their kettles, ever again.
Anecdotally, in past years, I’ve seen people putting in their change or a dollar in kettles as they finish shopping & leave the stores - this year, I have not observed one single person donating. I asked my mom about her observations - she has not seen a single donation either. I’m surprised donations are only down 50%
Always stopped and put a buck in the red kettle.
Call me bad for being an old white guy?
Most people use plastic cards in the large stores, they don’t carry loose cash. In the past when you had pocket change you would just drop it in the pots. Today you have receipts but no change.
So sad about the SA. The one charity I always give to. How can this type of organization go so woke so fast? It is unbelievable!
Liberals live in a fantasy world.
Yes, they are that clueless.