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The familiar red kettle hanging from a tripod and the sound of a lone holiday bell began ringing today and greeting shoppers at Broadway Square Mall in Tyler, Texas as the Tyler chapter of the Salvation Army kicked off their annual Red Kettle Campaign today.

The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign is the primary fundraising initiative of the organization during the holiday season and every donation that is placed in the kettle remains in the local community. Volunteers will be manning these locations from today through December 23rd and they'll be greeting us with holiday messages along with the sound of the bell.

While it may be one or two locations for now, there will eventually be 43 locations around Tyler where you'll hear those bells to make that donation. More locations will be activated the week of Thanksgiving.

The Red Kettle national campaign officially kicks off during half-time of the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game. This year the Cowboys are taking on the Washington Commanders Thanksgiving Day and you can see that game at 3:30p on CBS.

Christmas 2023 Red Kettle Campaign Tyler Goal

The 2023 Red Kettle Campaign goal in Tyler this year is $417,000. The kettles will be deployed throughout Tyler and the surrounding areas daily through December 23rd and you can make a monetary donation while many locations now offer the opportunity to give using your credit/debit card.

Volunteer To Be A Bell Ringer

Volunteering as a bell ringer is an excellent opportunity to give back to the community while spreading the season's joy. To become a volunteer bell ringer you can register at Register To Ring and follow the prompts or call Angie Ruffin at 903.592.4361.

Adopt A Salvation Army Angel

The Salvation Army Angel Trees will begin popping up around East Texas soon. Grab an angel from the tree and shop for that child or senior citizen and buy them some gifts to brighten their Christmas.

Your donation and support of the Salvation Army will help them help those in need through the many programs they offer throughout the year.

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