ROCHESTER, Minn. - The Salvation Army in Rochester still has high hopes for the final week of the Red Kettle campaign.
"We are down a little bit on donations. Even with the weather, I thought people would get out to more outdoor kettles this year. Somebody could send in a big check and we could all be surprised," Anne Bashaw-Meyer, Director of Community Engagement for Rochester Salvation Army, said.
The campaign is also having another match weekend Dec. 22-23rd.
The organization is also trying to reach younger generations who may not carry cash, but do carry a phone.
"We do have on all our kettles text to donate," Bashaw-Mayer said. "Text 4-1-4-4-4 and we do get people to text and donate like that."
According to the Salvation Army, $30 can feed a family of four for three days.
"It helps and serves so many. I don't think they realize the extension of who they're touching, whose lives they're touching." she said.