Rhinelander Salvation Army


After all the donations have been counted, the Rhinelander Salvation Army raised just under $35,000 leading up to Christmas, exceeding their planned goal.

Kettle Campaign Coordinator Kim Swisher says she was very happy with the response from the public....

"....to know that we exceeded our goal since the first time I've been involved has been amazing. I knew our community was generous, but I didn't realize until I saw the totals how our community stepped up and came out and helped us...."


As the holidays approach, the Salvation Army's Bell Ringers will be at shopping centers near you hoping to raise the money to help the neediest people in our communities.

In Rhinelander, Kettle Campaign Coordinator Kim Swisher talked with Ken Krall about the efforts here...

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The Salvation Army's  Red Kettle bell ringers have arrived for another year. The volunteers ring bells at retail outlets to raise money for the Salvation Army's relief efforts.

Rhinelander area coordinator Kim Swisher says they started earlier than normal this year in the hope of not facing cold weather, but that hasn't proven to be the case. She says the money stays locally, and the need has risen...

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Bell ringers for the Salvation Army faced brutal temperatures this year to raise money for local charitable needs. Ken Krall talked with Kim Swisher, a coordinator for the Rhinelander area efforts, about the results of this year's campaign.  

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November and December is a big time for shopping.  It’s also a critical time for people who need assistance. The Rhinelander Salvation Army is seeking bell-ringers to stand outside big stores and collect donations. 

WXPR’s Ken Krall sat down with coordinator Kim Swisher.

 Swisher says 86 cents out of every dollar goes to help needy families in Rhinelander.