The local chapter of the Salvation Army is kicking off its annual Red Kettle Campaign at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 11:30 at Trig’s, located at 110 S. 17th Avenue, Wausau.

The bell-ringing campaign officially begins on Nov. 10 and will run Mondays through Saturdays through Dec. 23 at various retail locations throughout Wausau and Marathon County.

On hand for the Red Kettle kick-off event will be Salvation Army Advisory Board members, volunteers, and members of the local fire department. The Newman Catholic High School Choir is also scheduled to perform.

The 2017 Wausau fundraising goal will be announced and Kettle Pass buttons will be available. The Kettle Pass buttons can be purchased at the $100 gold level, $50 silver level and $25 bronze level from any Salvation Army board member and all proceeds go toward the Wausau Salvation Army bell-ringing campaign goal.

The Salvation Army is still in need of volunteers for the bell-ringing campaign. Any interested individuals or groups should contact Colleen Hilber with the Wausau Salvation Army at 715-845-4272 ext 106.

The Salvation Army is a religious and social services organization that is active worldwide and locally in the Wausau area. Since 1912, the Salvation Army has provided basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, medical and rent assistance, and emergency disaster services, without discrimination, to individuals and families.