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Kettle campaign kicks off
THE SALVATION Army kicked off its annual Kettle Campaign with a goal set for amount of money to be raised this holiday season.
For the kettles, the goal is to raise $40,000 and for the Christmas mail out to businesses is $80,000.
Kettles are at Walmart, the Skeena Mall, the government liquor store, Safeway, Canadian Tire and the Salvation Army Thrift Store.
They will remain out during the Christmas season and in certain places, such as the government liquor store, some will be out until Dec. 24.
Many groups are hosting kettles this year with their members manning a kettle for an hour or two or whole days: the local air cadets, the Elks, Kinsmen, Red Hatters, Rotary club, Royal Purple, Northwest Community College, the Northern Savings Credit Union and many individuals donating their time as well.
Christmas hamper registration took place in November and 460 households with a total of 1,400 people will receive hampers this year.
Out of that number, 580 are children.
A hamper consists of a grocery gift card for the purchase of the household's Christmas dinner plus numerous gifts for all children in the household.
The Salvation Army also collects non-perishable foods to stock its emergency food bank, which operates year-round, except during the weeks of the Terrace Churches Food Bank and cheque week.
Major Rosa Moulton thanks the community for all of its support to make these programs happen.