Red Kettles returning to Wrangell

As the Christmas season draws closer, Wrangell Salvation Army is once again preparing for their red kettle fundraiser. The Salvation Army's red kettles date back to the 19th century, according to the organization's website. In 1891, Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee created the tradition, using a kettle to raise money for the poor in San Francisco. Today it is one of the group's most well-known fundraisers.

Last year, according to Lt. Jon Tollerud, the Wrangell Salvation Army raised just over $10,000 with their red kettles. This year they are aiming for a similar goal, he said, but things wi...


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