21 Days of Caring | News staff help ring the bell for the Salvation Army

Red Kettle Campaign

Our 21 Days of Caring Campaign found CBS 21's Erika Shych and Meteorologist Steve Knight ringing the bell for the Salvation Army.

They say the money that goes in the kettle goes to support about 18,000 people in Dauphin, Cumberland, and Perry Counties. With the money raised from the annual drive, they are able to provide programs and services.

They also are able to help families during the holidays. This year they have about 3,700 children on their list.

Without the money in the kettle, they say all of this wouldn't be possibly, and they especially need your help this year.

Kathy Anderson-Martin is the Director of Development for the Salvation Army in Harrisburg. She said, "So far the campaign is going about similar to last year. Overall holiday donations are down, and we have to raise about a third of our entire annual budget in the Christmas season, so it's really important."

If you don't have cash to donate when you see a red kettle, don't worry! You can still donate by texting "Kettle HBG" to 41444.

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