The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign faces new challenges this year during the pandemic.
The organization has been raising money to help families in need for more than a century. Salvation Army’s commissioner said need for its services has jumped over 155% since the spring.
He said it’s tougher to raise enough funds for the Red Kettle Campaign right now.
"There are fewer locations for the kettle, because there's less foot traffic, the coin shortage, some of the local shutdowns as a result of the pandemic will all combine to reduce the amount that we receive from the red kettle by about $60 million across the country,” Commissioner Keith Hodder said.
The Salvation Army has added “Kettle Pay,” an option to scan a QR code or tap your phone, to make donating easier.