Salvation Army Streator Service Center Director Judy Booze isn’t planning on putting out the red kettles earlier than usual this year. She says the first bell ringing day for the fundraiser will be November 21st.
Some other chapters across the country are starting earlier though because of concerns about a coin shortage and the effects of COVID-19 on raising money. Booze says volunteers could be harder to come by because of the pandemic. She’s asking for them now.
Booze says she hasn’t seen a coin shortage in Streator, but people can donate by using their cell phones at the kettles if they want.