Salvation Army kettle campaign heading into final week

MASON CITY — The Salvation Army in Mason City is heading into the homestretch of their Christmas Kettle Campaign.

Captain Kenyon Sivels says they are under the halfway mark to their campaign goal with the final day of kettles being manned next Tuesday.  “We are just shy of 50%. We haven’t hit 50% yet for the year, so plenty of room for folks just to give. If everyone in town gave two bucks, just two bucks, we would hit our goal. If you have the means you can give $2, if you have the means give $5 or $500, because again that money stays in North Iowa to help support your neighbors, to help support folks all over our community to have the things that they need to take care of their needs, to take care of their families.”

Sivels says the kettle locations are set up to also allow you to make a donation if you have a digital wallet app on your phone.  “Google Pay, Apple Pay. Some folks have no idea what that means and that’s okay, but there are quite a few who do. You can donate at each kettle location. Each kettle location has the bump pad there where you can donate via your phone, and again that money goes to support the Salvation Army. We’re thrilled with that extra option, but we need folks who want to give, and so get out and give, get out and ring.”

If you want to volunteer and man a kettle site, you can go online to You can also call the Salvation Army at 424-4031.