Red Kettles bring in $19,879.50


December 31, 2020

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

Craig, left, and Eric Evens collect donations for the Salvation Army on behalf of the Petersburg Vessel Owners Association.

Bell ringers raised $19,879.50 in donations for the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign this holiday season, said Salvation Army Major Loni Upshaw.

The donations will fund the Salvation Army's social services budget through 2021. Donations exceeded last year's donation by $2,700, and nearly reached the same amount as Ketchikan's Salvation Army's donations, which surprised Upshaw. She said she didn't have as many organizations and volunteers out ringing the bell this year as previous years.

"We just have been blessed by God," said Upshaw. "That's the only way to put it. The blessing is from...

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