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Salvation Army struggles to find new locales for Red Kettles

The Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign kicks off Thursday, but there's some concern surrounding the campaign in Indiana.

Posted: Nov. 9, 2017 11:35 AM
Updated: Nov. 9, 2017 11:48 AM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign kicks off Thursday, but there's some concern surrounding the campaign in Indiana.

That's because Marsh stores were a popular location for kettle ringers.

But with many of the state's Marsh stores now closed, Salvation Army workers are afraid numbers will be down for this year's Red Kettle campaign.

Red Kettles set up at Marsh stores end up raising about $165,000 annually. A third of that amount came from Muncie area Marsh stores alone.

A Salvation Army spokesman says they will have to rely more heavily on grocery stores like Kroger to boost fundraising. Salvation Army is also partnering with Ricker's and Needler's Fresh Market to add to that total.

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