Kettle campaign pleads for volunteers over holiday season

By Vanessa Ybarra
December 2, 2016 - 5:34pm Updated: December 5, 2016 - 5:44pm

KAMLOOPS — The Salvation Army kettle campaign is still looking for volunteers this Christmas season.

This year the Salvation Army hopes to raise $200,000 to go toward family services throughout the community. 

Captain Lisa Trickett says the need for kettle volunteers this year is especially high.

"I think it's because the snow didn't arrive until this morning," said Trickett. "People wanted to wait until December 1st so now that it's December 2nd we're saying sign up today."

Trickett says they also began operating kettle stations outside of liquor store as of December 1st, further fuelling the need for more help.

Meanwhile, the Salvation Army's seventh annual Santa Shuffle takes place tomorrow morning at 10am.

So far over one hundred people have signed up for the Christmas run catered to all athletic abilities. 

"Tomorrow morning from 8:30am to 9:45 we're taking last minute applicants," Trickett said. "So come on down and you can do the one-kilometre elf walk or the five-kilometre run. When we're done we're going to up to the Sandman Hotel to do some door prizes and have some fun handing out medals."

Monday raised from the nation-wide event goes toward the Salvation Army's Family Services Emergency Fund.

The race kicks off at 10am. 

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