The Salvation Army Waukesha Red Kettles now at $456K toward $800K goal-Final week is here

Dec 17, 2019

For Immediate Release:  Tuesday, December 17, 2019

For more information contact:

Major Tim Nauta, Corps Officer

The Waukesha Salvation Army Waukesha County

Phone: 262-547-7367, ext. 222


Red Kettles now at $456K toward $800K goal – Final week is here

Salvation Army stops ringing at 3pm Christmas Eve Day, next Tuesday


With just six days to ring in the 2019 Waukesha County Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign, Waukesha County’s career officers, Majors Tim and Teri Nauta are feeling the pressure of this year’s shortened campaign.

“We’ve successfully done this in five states and seven cities over twenty years, but this year’s campaign is a nail-biter all over the country,” Tim Nauta explained.

Because Thanksgiving is as late on the calendar as it can ever be this year,” he said, “our dedicated ringers at our fifty countywide Red Kettle locations will lose an entire week of giving.”

With a five week goal to raise $800,000 through both a direct mail appeal and the familiar Red Kettles, the Waukesha County Corps is now at $456,000 as of Tuesday, with just six days remaining to ring.

“We frankly have a realistic and do-able goal for 2019 of $800,000 which has not changed for three years,” said Nauta. 

“We must have faith that the good and caring people of Waukesha County, in this historically strong economy, will see the very real and practical good that their donations do, and get us over the $800,000 need through faithful and strong year-end gifts.”

The Salvation Army Waukesha County is celebrating its 125th year of local service. It uses the monies raised in the Red Kettle and Christmas direct mail campaigns for all of these purposes and more:

  • To alleviate hunger through its large food pantry, hot community meal and Feed The Kids programs;
  • To provide safe lodging to forty-to-fifty homeless men per night year-round;
  • To help those men find work, training and affordable housing to get them back on their feet;
  • To respond with its mobile kitchen to emergencies, fires and weather disasters;
  • To operate a summer-long Day Camp program for youth;
  • To provide scholarships to a rural, lakeside residential camp;
  • To operate both a women’s and a youth ministry;
  • To operate a Christmastime TOY SHOP for families in need; and,
  • To offer weekly Christian education and worship services.

Much more information is available 24/7 at the countywide 501(c)3 charity’s Web site:

Any individual, family or group can sign-up for a 2-3 hour Red Kettle bell-ringing shift in this critical final week at:


The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The global Salvation Army was founded in London, England in 1865 and now operates in 126 countries.

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