The 2019 Salvation Army Kettle Campaign is underway. The initiative launched in Brockville yesterday and starts in Prescott tomorrow. 

Major Stephen McNeilly says kettles will be set-up at eight locations in Brockville and one in Prescott, at Giant Tiger. He noted the goal is to raise $110,000 this year to fund programs and services for people in need. Last year’s Kettle Campaign brought in $96,000. 

McNeilly explained the campaign requires significant manpower, totalling around 150 volunteers and numerous local teams and service clubs. 

Shifts are two hours each and run from 9:00am to 7:00pm. People interested in volunteering can contact the main office by calling 613-342-5211. 

McNeilly says all the money raised here, stays here. He noted the dollars help out with Christmas programs, including providing meals to nearly 500 people and gifts for over 800 children.