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Salvation Army struggling with kettles

December 6, 2013

Photo by Joseph Bell – Lieutenant Esther E. Wilson, Corps Officer at the Salvation Army in Ridgway stands alongside a collection kettle. Wilson on Wednesday indicated that the late Thanksgiving holiday has resulted in donation shortages across the entire Western Pennsylvania Division.

According to officials with the Western Pennsylvania Division of the Salvation Army, the division's Red Christmas Kettle Campaign is trailing behind 2012 figures by more than $307,000.
Lieutenant Esther E. Wilson, Corps Officer at the Salvation Army in Ridgway said Wednesday afternoon that collections have been down for Elk County as well as volunteers to stand at the kettles.

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