Red Kettle Campaign

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Fri December 13, 2013
Local

Red Kettle donations running behind in Shreveport-Bossier

Salvation Army Commanding Officer Major David Craddock stands next to red kettles at the Salvation Army building in Shreveport.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The familiar Salvation Army Red Kettle bell ringing outside stores is growing more urgent. There are about 30 Red Kettles in the Shreveport-Bossier area and donations are down by 23 percent this year over last, according to Commanding Officer Major David Craddock.

“A lot of it has to do with the economy. People just aren’t sure. People aren’t spending. This year, too, Thanksgiving came on the latest day in November it can. So we had at least one week less of kettle time this year," Craddock said.

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