WARREN (Erie News Now) – It’s that time of year already, the season of giving and the red kettles are out looking for donations to help families this holiday season.
Every year on November first the folks in Warren County know the holiday season is near that’s after the red kettles are set up.
“The more money we raise, the more we are able to help people so the better we do, the more we can give back to the community,” says Major Keith Jache from the Warren County Salvation Army.
He says the need for donations this season is greater than ever before.
“It hasn’t stopped, especially since covid has started, we’ve seen an influx especially when it comes to our soup kitchen, before covid we got about 30 and now we are up to 70 or 80 a day,” says Jache.
Major Keith informs Erie News Now the last couple of years have been challenging as more and more people are not carrying cash.
“Everything helps,” says Jache. “People think all I have is change, well change adds up, every cent counts so we can continue to help people.”
If your looking for a way to give back, Jache says they are always looking for people.
“You can do a couple of hours or a full shift,” says Jache. “We need the help so we can make sure that all our kettles are manned this kettle season.”
The Warren Salvation Army is hosting a Red Kettle Kick Off happening on Saturday November 13 to raise money with raffle baskets. Erie News Now is a proud sponsor of this event.