Salvation Army Looking for More Red Kettle Volunteers in Des Moines

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(Des Moines, IA) -- The Salvation Army of Des Moines is looking for more volunteers to ring red kettles around the metro.

“We could use a lot more volunteers because whenever we have to pay someone to be at that kettle, that’s a few dollars that doesn’t go to assist somebody. So we’re looking for all kinds of volunteers to ring the bell throughout the community,” said Major Butch Frost, the Salvation Army Capital Area Coordinator.

Frost tells WHO 13 the Red Kettle campaign is the most significant fundraising effort of the year.

The organization says the campaign lacked volunteers in 2020, and is facing the same issue this year.

The Salvation Army is asking individuals to dedicate two hours to volunteer. The organization is aiming to raise $1.2 million in 2021.

You can sign up to volunteer or donate at

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