The Salvation Army Connecticut & Rhode Island Red Kettle Forecasts
The Salvation Army is hopeful for a fundraising season that is plentiful. Who knows the amount the Red Kettles will raise? Connecticut meteorologists are trusted forecasters and will soon make their predictions! The Connecticut goal is $455,000 and the Rhode Island goal is $$225,000. The goals are low as a result of the COVID crisis, expecting fewer Red Kettles, retail stores closing, job loss, and a national coin shortage. The need hasn’t changed, however – The Salvation Army needs support now more than ever.
The first Red Kettle was put out by a Salvation Army officer in San Francisco in 1891. In that first year, money collected paid for a Christmas dinner for the area’s poor. Funds collected by the Red Kettle are the backbone of The Salvation Army’s mission and ministry. The coming weeks are critical. Millions of Americans have been impacted by COVID-19 and are experiencing incredible need. The Salvation Army is serving a new population of families in Connecticut and Rhode Island who have never needed us before.
Many Connecticut and Rhode Island families are struggling this year and are worried about having toys under the Christmas tree. With unemployment rising, many parents are looking for work and need help. The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign will help meet the need of the community including feeding hungry families, helping people stay in their homes, and providing utility assistance to keep the lights on during this unprecedented pandemic.
WFSB – Ch. 3 $470,000
NBC-CT 30 $600,000
WTNH – Ch. 8 $458,888
FOX 61 $461,000
RHODE ISLAND FORECASTS:
WJAR10 – Anthony Macari $231,500
WJAR10 – Christina Erne $228,814
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