"They were very, very fortunate the door to the room was closed", Hasko said.
Red kettles will be out on Fridays and Saturdays for the next two weekends.
Ultimately, last year's campaign fell slightly short of the goal, bringing in $73,400.
As the winter season jumps into high gear, the snow is falling, the thousands of people in our Salem community are filled with holiday cheer, while thousands more are reaching out to the Salvation Army for food, clothing and other basic needs.
Webb and Cooksey work for Hoosier Heartland State Bank, whose employees took hour-long shifts ringing bells. "So all the money that comes in goes to help people", Starkey said. "We have so many people giving joyously", she said.
In the past, funds were used to help buy winter clothes for kids, bus tickets, tanks of gas and medications.
"We are excited about the response of the community to the Kettle Campaign this year". "It's little things like that which we can help with". "You see the kettles in the bigger towns, but you really don't see them in the smaller ones". There they can find all dates, times and locations.
"I like it, even when it's cold", she said.
Speaking to the DAILY NATION yesterday following the charity's annual Christmas hamper distribution, business manager Sherma Evelyn said although she was unable to give figures, there was a definite increase in young people coming for donations.
A Sun Sentinel report says it's the fourth consecutive year that someone has dropped gold 1947 Mexican 50-peso coins into the kettle outside a store in Pompano Beach. "I provide candy canes for them to hand out to people". He made a decision to emulate what he saw as a sailor in Liverpool, England when one of the ports featured a large iron kettle called "Simpson's Pot" into which people could toss coins to help the poor.