The Salvation Army will kickoff its Kettle campaign at the Totem Mall on Nov. 20 at 1 p.m.
The organization will have seven kettles out this winter with the goal of raising $200,000. The kettles will be located at WalMart, the Totem Mall, the B.C. Liquor Store, PriceSmart, Sobeys, Safeway and Canadian Tire.
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The Salvation Army in Fort St. John has an operating budget of $180,000. Its drop-in centre currently serves an average of 90 meals per day, six days a week. The Family Services program it runs hands out an average 120 hampers a month with a jump to 400 hampers throughout December for Christmas.
The kickoff will include the singing of Christmas carols and everyone is welcome to attend.