An ambitious goal has been set for the Salvation Army bell ringers in Vilas county this holiday season. Committee co-chair Christine Caz says a successful year last year led to a higher goal...
"...we have a very ambitious goal. Last year it was $44,000 and we did meet that goal. This we thought, 'why not?' and shoot for the sky and stretch goals, so we set ($50,000). ...86 cents of every dollar that someone gives stay right here in Vilas county...."
The fundraising totals across the Northwoods were down during this years Salvation Army bell-ringing time. Ken Krall reports Mother Nature, the calendar and the Internet worked against the effort this year.
Salvation Army spokesperson Tom Bremer) oversees the collections for the Northwoods.....
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.
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.