red kettle http://michiganradio.org en Michigan Salvation Army divisions still working toward 'Red Kettle' goals http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-salvation-army-divisions-still-working-toward-red-kettle-goals <p>The signature red kettles may be packed away, but the <a href="http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf/vw-text-dynamic-arrays/4517219C16BEE8F8802573F50056F031?openDocument">Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign</a> is still underway.</p><p>Money from the kettles supports the Salvation Army’s programs; helping victims of disasters, low-income seniors, and running summer camps for kids.</p> Mon, 27 Dec 2010 22:38:47 +0000 Lindsey Smith 699 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Salvation Army divisions still working toward 'Red Kettle' goals Anonymous donor brightens red kettle campaign http://michiganradio.org/post/anonymous-donor-brightens-red-kettle-campaign <p>An anonymous donor put a&nbsp; gold coin worth an estimated $1,400 into a <a href="http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf">Salvation Army</a> worker's red kettle in northern Michigan.</p><p>The Associated Press <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-mi-goldcoin-salvatio,0,1052269.story">reports</a>:</p><blockquote><p>Maj. Craig Stoker of the Salvation Army in Alpena tells <a href="http://www.mlive.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/n-mich-salvation-army-receives-gold-coin/7d8c16463c5844bcae4e831300e1d579">The Alpena News</a> that he received a call about 9 a.m. Saturday from a man who said he wanted to give something special to bell ringer Jackalyn Skiba. Stoker said the man declined to disclose the nature of the gift or why he had singled Skiba out... the money will be put into the Christmas fund, which to date has collected $129,000. This year's goal was $159,000.</p></blockquote><p>The coin is reportedly in good condition. Tue, 21 Dec 2010 13:38:17 +0000 Zoe Clark 660 at http://michiganradio.org Anonymous donor brightens red kettle campaign