Wilson’s World: Harris Teeter Stores Helping the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – As with a lot of things during the pandemic, this year’s Salvation Army Red Kettle holiday fundraising campaign is going to take a major hit and the red kettles may not be out this year.  But to help, participating local Harris Teeter Stores will be joining the Salvation Army to make sure that funds will be raised to help those in need.  This morning Wilson was joined by Major Todd Mason, Salvation Army Area Commander and Danna Robinson, with Harris Teeter, to talk about their partnership over this holiday season.

Beginning this Wednesday, September 30th, Harris Teeter will begin their ‘Round Up to Help’ campaign for the Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte.  When checking out, Harris Teeter customers will have the option to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar to donate to the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign.

Because of the greater need this year, for the first time in 130 years the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign is being launched early across the entire country. This year the Salvation Army could serve up to 155 percent more people in 2020 with Christmas assistance, which includes putting food on the table, providing shelter and gifts for the little ones.  But they need the resources to do so.  Because many of the retail Salvation Army stores have closed and with the possibility of the iconic red kettles not being out, the need for donations are greater than ever.

So, next time you check out at your local Harris Teeter, if your cashier asks if you would like to round up to help out, please do so.  You can also donate directly to the Salvation Army.  Get more information on how you can donate at salvationarmycarolinas.org.

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