Red Kettle campaign struggling to meet goal


The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign is off to a slow start this year, but that’s not putting a damper on volunteers from one of the most brightly lit communities in the Blue Water Area. For the eighth straight year, residents of the Sherman Woods neighborhood are banning together on the weekends throughout December to ring the Salvation Army’s iconic bell at the corner of Armour Street and LaSalle Boulevard, right in the heart of their popular community Christmas lighting display.

Last year, the neighborhood alone brought in almost $6,000 for the Salvation Army. Money the organization desperately needs this year. So far, the Red Kettle campaign has brought in less than half of their hoped for $330,000 goal. There is still time to make a donation though. Volunteers are collecting until end of day December 23rd in front or numerous area stores,  Sherman Woods neighbors are collecting this and next Friday and Saturday nights, as well as on Christmas Eve, or you can even submit a donation to the Salvation Army online at

(Photo credit the Sherman Woods Homeowner’s Association, 2022)