Ringing in the holidays with Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign
JACKSON, Tenn-Thanksgiving may be less the a week away, but already one of the events synonymous with the Christmas holidays officially got underway in West Tennessee. The Jackson Salvation Army officially kicked-off its 2015 Red Kettle Christmas campaign Friday evening at Old Hickory Mall in Jackson. Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist got the campaign rolling with a contribution of $5,000 from the city of Jackson. Leaders with the Salvation Army said they are grateful for the donations they receive. “Most of our money is raised right here at this 6 week period. It’s a very critical, important drive and we like to do everything with positivity and we are just so excited and thankful for all the donors, when people put money in our kettle, they are saying they trust us, ” said Maj. Jayne Mays of the Jackson Salvation Army. Look for bell ringers with red kettles at stores and business across West Tennessee throughout the holidays.