MILWAUKEE COUNTY – Milwaukee police officers will face off in the annual district kettle challenge on Friday. Officers will be stationed at a specific kettle in their district (along with Salvation Army Chaplains) and will compete against the other police districts to raise the most money in a set period of time.
The district that raises the most money will be recognized at The Salvation Army’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon and will earn the “Doing The Most Good” Golden Kettle traveling trophy for their district.
The money raised at the kettles will stay in Milwaukee County. The Red Kettle campaign supports more than 80 programs and services here in Milwaukee County including the Feed the Kids summer meals program, The Salvation Army Toy Shop, the Backpack and School Supplies program, Coats for Kids, Christmas Family Feast, the Emergency Lodge homeless shelter, and the Chaplaincy Program, which works with the Milwaukee Police Department.
WHEN: Friday, December 6, 2019, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Officers will be stationed at the following locations. Please note, if you would like to get b-roll, the Pick ‘n Save locations are the only locations that are media approved.
- District 1: Christmas in the Ward, 222 N. Broadway, across from Onesto
- District 2: Cermak, 1236 S Barclay St, Milwaukee, WI 53204
- District 3: Walmart Market, 7025 W. Main St. Milwaukee WI 53214
- District 4: Pick ‘n Save, 7401 W. Good Hope Milwaukee WI 53223 (2018 WINNERS!)
- District 5: Walmart, 401 E Capitol Dr Milwaukee, WI. 53212
- District 6: Pick ‘n Save, 3701 S. 27th St. Milwaukee WI 53221
- District 7: Pick ‘n Save, 5700 W. Capitol Dr. Milwaukee WI 53216
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (Human NeedsIndex.org). Locally, 87 cents of every dollar raised is used to support programs and services in Milwaukee County.