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Cash only for Red Kettle Campaign

If you want to donate to a Salvation Army bell ringer in the Greater Lafayette area, make sure you have cash.

Posted: Dec 5, 2018 10:12 PM
Updated: Dec 5, 2018 10:40 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) —If you want to donate to a Salvation Army bell ringer in the Greater Lafayette area, make sure you have cash.

This time last year News 18 reported Red Kettle ringers would also have credit card dip jars at their stations, but that is no longer an option.

The Salvation Army said the card readers weren't as successful as they had hoped. All of the machines have been sent back to headquarters in Indianapolis.

Volunteer Jenna Johnson said no one has asked her about a credit card option, but she thinks it's a good idea.

"Being able to pay with a card, you're not getting rid of physical money so you don't really think much about it, but when you're you know taking money from yourself or whatever you're noticing that there is money missing," said Johnson. 

The Lafayette Salvation Army has a goal to collect $255,000 by Christmas Eve.

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