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Brandon Salvation Army annual 'Kettle Campaign' underway

By: Harry Callaghan
Posted: November 17, 2020 09:53

Drive-thru to be held Saturday at church on Princess Avenue East

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The Brandon Salvation Army has seen the need for their services increase this year, just as COVID-19 numbers have increased. 

Lieutenant Stephen Frank says the annual kettle campaign will work differently this year due to the coronavirus. He says one way to donate is online.

"If you just go to FillTheKettle.com and type in Brandon, it should pop up," says Frank. "We'll also be hosting a drive-thru kettle campaign this Saturday at our location at the Salvation Army at 9 Princess Avenue East." It'll run from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

Frank says because of the current COVID-19 restrictions in Manitoba, they likely won't be able to send volunteers to the usual spots with kettle's until mid-December, if the traditional donation drive goes ahead at all.

Eevery dollar raised stays in the Brandon area to fund services like the Salvation Army's food bank and emergency hampers. 

Across Canada, the goal of the 130th Kettle Campaign is to raise $23 million - $385,000 in Manitoba.

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