Salvation Army Holds 'Red Kettle Kickoff'
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- As shoppers are out and about this holiday season, they'll start hearing the familiar sound of the Salvation Army donation bells.
Dozens of community members came out this weekend to celebrate the start of the Salvation Army's holiday donation season.
Community group partners and many volunteers will be using the bells and the iconic red kettles to raise funds that are vital to their cause.
"We've been given an important trust by the people of this community, people all around the United States, that believe the Salvation Army is going to accomplish for them what is supposed to be accomplished. We take that responsibility very seriously," said Capt. Dan Wilson of the Salvation Army.
This is the 105th Christmas season that the Salvation Army is spending in Grand Junction.
They say last year more than 3,000 children received toys from their toy drive, and around 1,700 families benefited from their food donations.