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Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign needs help to rescue Christmas amid COVID-19

The Race 2 Rescue Christmas
Posted at 11:19 AM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 19:34:19-05

TULSA, Okla. — The Salvation Army is setting out to rescue Christmas in Green Country due to the impact of COVID-19.

Local service centers reported a tremendous increase in applications for emergency financial assistance for utility and rent since the pandemic began impacting the community in March.

The goal this year is to raise $705,000. They are about $87,000 short as of Dec. 22.

2 Works for You's morning and evening team are battling it out to see who can raise the most in the Race 2 Rescue Christmas.

Viewers can pick to donate to their favorite news team's virtual kettle by donating to the desired link below:

DONATE HERE for the Morning Team

DONATE here fore the Evening Team

The last push to help those impacted by the pandemic will end Dec. 24.

The Salvation Army’s Bell Ringers are going to be at 15 Reasor’s stores and more than 100 red kettles will be on display at area retailers this Christmas season. Safety measures are in place due to the pandemic:

  • Bell ringers have personal protective equipment (PPE) including face masks and gloves
  • Bell ringers have a sanitizing kit to wipe down the kettle at the end of each day

Donors can also donate online or on your phone this year:

  • Donate digitally at any Red Kettle with Apple Pay or Google Pay. Just Tap and Go.
  • Text to Give – Send the keyword - #RedKettle - to 918-228-5819.
  • Donate online through The Salvation Army’s: CLICK HERE
  • Ask Amazon Alexa to donate by saying – “Alexa, donate to The Salvation Army,” then specify the amount

So far, here is the amount of money raised from the Red Kettle campaign:

  • Total raised to date: $675,607.70
  • Amount still needed: $29,392.30
  • 2020 Goal: $705,000
  • Percent of goal achieved: 96%

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