Doug Kucera, the Director of the Salvation Army in Marshall County oversees the Red Kettle Bell Ringing that happens in the County during the holiday season. 

After dealing with the COVID pandemic last year Kucera was pleasantly surprised with this year’s event.  This year Kucera had enough volunteers to have bell ringers at both Walmart and Kroger.

While the final count isn’t in yet, on Friday Kucera told WTCA he has already banked $17,200 and there is still a little more to put in the bank.  He said that is $5,000 more than they were able to raise last year. 

When you give at a red kettle, you help improve lives. The money dropped in a kettle goes right back into our local community. The Salvation Army provides basic needs, housing, counseling, and spiritual care to people in the community.