Major Paul Trickett from the Penticton Salvation Army, left, was joined by mayor Julius Bloomfield on Monday, Nov. 14, to kick off the annual Kettle Campaign. (Photo- City of Penticton)

Major Paul Trickett from the Penticton Salvation Army, left, was joined by mayor Julius Bloomfield on Monday, Nov. 14, to kick off the annual Kettle Campaign. (Photo- City of Penticton)

Salvation Army’s Kettle campaign kicks off in Penticton

Local branch says need is greater than ever before and hopes to raise $160K

The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Kettle campaign is officially underway in Penticton.

Mayor Julius Bloomfield brought in the holiday tradition with Major Paul Trickett on Monday, Nov. 14, with the non-profit group hoping to raise at least $160,000 during the campaign this holiday season.

Volunteers will be accepting donations and ringing their bells at locations around the community from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day until Dec. 24. All of the money raised will stay in Penticton.

In the past, funds raised during the campaign have been used for food services into the next year and Christmas hampers for the less fortunate.

The Salvation Army is offering a “tap” option at each kettle for those who wish to donate without using cash.

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