Salvation Army

Salvation Army

They're off to a good start, but more help is needed as the Salvation Army bell ringers are out hoping the public contributes to help others in need.

Rhinelander area bell ringing coordinator is Kim Swisher. She says they have an ambitious goal....

".....our goal this year is the same as last year which is $40,000 and as of December 2nd in the morning we were only at $13,400. I hope people can give whateve they can give, pennies, dimes, dollars and twenties. Whatever you can share will be gratefully appreciated....."

Collections in the Antigo area by Salvation Army Bell Ringers during the holiday campaign have apparently set another fundraising record.

While some campaigns are still going on, Field Representative Tom Bremer says enough is known that some campaigns did well. He says it appears they will reach their goal of at least getting as much money in as last year.  He says records were set...

".....they did set a new record down in Antigo at $85,000 for bell ringing which is real nice for them and will help the less fortunate. They're up almost $10,000 from last year..."

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...."

Rhinelander Salvation Army

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.....

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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.  

Salvation Army

Thanksgiving is still more than a week away, but the Salvation Army has begun it's annual bell ringers campaign at points across the Northwoods.

Ken Krall talks with Tom Bremer the Field Representative for the Salvation Army, about where the money goes that gets put in the Red Kettles.

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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.