It is the time of the year for Red Kettles to start popping up around Lubbock.

This year  Lubbock County Sheriff, Kelly Rowe will kick off The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign on Thursday, November 16th at 10 a.m. at the United Supermarket located at 11310 Slide Road.

The goal for this year's campaign will be to raise $200,000,000. The stations will be available for donations from Nov. 16 to Dec. 23. Shoppers will also see Silent Kettles at various locations all season long.

Silent Kettles are “Kettle Stations that are unmanned.” It was established during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Whether a Red Kettle is manned or not, the need remains,” the release stated. “Vulnerable families havering at the edge of poverty remain troubled by an economy that has made it challenging to keep food on the table, fuel in the gas tank and hope in the heart.”

Red Kettle donations support a variety of programs and services including providing food, shelter, transportation, and more to tens of thousands of West Texans by The Salvation Army each year.

This year will be the 132nd year of the Red Kettle campaign nationally. It serves as the single-largest annual fundraiser for The Salvation Army in Lubbock.

Those interested can donate online, purchase a gift or volunteer to be a bellringer here.

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