The Salvation Army’s annual red kettle campaign kicked off across Minnesota today. Spokesman Brian Molohon says they still need volunteers to man the kettles.

“A volunteer at a kettle will raise way more dollars than if we simply have a sign on the top of the kettles. So volunteers are the secret sauce to the whole equation.”

Molohon says they have taken appropriate steps to maintain health safety standards at the kettles in 2020. This year the Salvation Army is also signing up “virtual bell ringers” who pledge to share donation opportunities through social media. More info is available at salvationarmynorth.org