The Salvation Army kicks off its Red Kettle Campaign
Friday marked the start of The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign, and the entire FOX 31 family was the first to ring the bell and collect donations.
The kettle quickly filled up with money from donors of all ages, and various groups will continue to collect donations until 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve when the bell will sound for the final time.
Major Kelly English with the Salvation Army says he'll know the first day's count by Monday but adds that the kettle seemed a bit heavy in comparison to previous years.
If you'd like to donate to those in need this holiday season, be sure to stop by the Albany Mall's main entrance off of Dawson Road.