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Final days this week to help ring bells for Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign

Madison County Salvation Army Corps Community Center and Youth Director Adam Thiel shows off the donated gold coin.

Bell ringers are braving the elements to help The Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign reach its goal of $217,500 to benefit people in Madison County. As of Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, $70,000 had been raised with just a week of ringing days remaining.

Over the previous weekend, a gold coin was placed in the kettle at the Schnucks Store in Wood River. “We are so grateful for this person(s) generosity each year,” said Salvation Army Captain Sean Grey. “We send our heartfelt thanks to you and the many generous donors who are helping people in our community.”

The donated gold coin.

Captain Grey added a special plea for bell ringers through Dec. 24 at 2 p.m. “I know the holidays are a busy time for everyone, so please know how much we need and appreciate your help.”

If you can help ring bells, sign up for a time and location on If you can’t ring but want to help, please give generously.

If you have any questions about the campaign, call The Salvation Army Madison County Corps – Alton location at (618) 465-7764.

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