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Salvation Army launches Red Kettle campaign

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – The Salvation Army is launching its Red Kettle campaign just in time for the holiday season.

Today, red kettles can be found all over the world, and the tradition dates back to 1891 in San Francisco, when a captain in the Salvation Army wanted to serve Christmas dinner to the less fortunate and was looking for a way to fund the project.

The Charleston Chapter of the Salvation Army continues that same tradition today, collecting the first donation of the season outside Northwoods Mall on Friday morning. This is their biggest fundraiser of the year.

The Salvation Army is a Christian charity whose mission is to meet human needs, which leaders say can look like many different things, especially during the holidays:

“It not only helps us get through the Christmas season and do all the good work we do until Christmas, but it continues throughout the year as we help the homeless population of the Lowcountry helping with rent and lease, helping with utilities. as well as food parcels, medical assistance, all of these things are things that we can do throughout the year thanks to the generosity of people at Christmas.

-Captain Mike Michaels, Salvation Army

If you’re interested in donating, you can spot the red kettle outside Northwoods Mall and other locations around town.