The local chapter of the Salvation Army is kicking off its annual Red Kettle Campaign on Thursday, November 8 at 11:30 a.m. at Gander Outdoors in Rothschild located at 1560 County Rd. XX, Rothschild. The bell-ringing campaign officially begins on November 9 and will run Mondays through Saturdays through December 24 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 2018 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.

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 715-370-3431 or sign up online at

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.

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