Red Kettle Donations Down – Freeport Salvation Army Stretches To Reach Goal

Freeport, Illinois — With only 12 days until the final bell clangs, Freeport’s Salvation Army finds themselves $12K behind last year’s pace. Unsure of the exact reasons for the shortfall local leaders remain hopeful of a successful drive.

“Freeport is an American gem with a huge heart – we are an agency that provides hope, we will remain faithful that our needs will be met” says Captain Lee Brickson.

The Freeport Salvation Army announced November 16 their 2017 season goal of 147K necessary to continue the current level of programming. For the first time, Freeport’s Salvation Army has introduced the “volunteer only” Red Kettle Force and has shown great success. Volunteering helps build stronger relationships, building community partners.

“Volunteering helps build stronger relationships and shoring up community partners – The bottom line isn’t always about a numerical value”, Captain Jim Brickson says.

The Red Kettle Campaign concludes on December 22nd however the annual campaign continues thru January 31. The local salvation Army leadership urges area residents to go to and reserve a couple hours to make a difference. Additionally, they continued to ask that residents remember that pocket change can make a huge difference and impact on those in need.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Captain Jim Brickson at 815-235-7639 or email at


5 thoughts on “Red Kettle Donations Down – Freeport Salvation Army Stretches To Reach Goal

  • December 13, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Every time i have gone to the store this year No one is ringing the bell No one is outside with the red pot so maybe that why there’s not much Money in the red pots just a thought

  • December 13, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    I always thought it was funny that you never see bell ringers at Menards…..but the store seems okay with having sales reps for cable companies approach people while they’re shopping…..happened to me twice and I didn’t shop there again for almost a year

    Off subject a bit, but that’s how I roll

  • December 13, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    The only place I’ve seen them this year is shop KO. My daughters school group K Kids did a night. Last night was one lonely looking teenager lol

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