Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign begins

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This holiday season, the Salvation Army seeks to raise more than $110,000.

With a Packers beanie on and a bell in hand, the Congressman spent the afternoon at Pick 'n Save on Lombardi Access Road.

Filling the Salvation Army building is everything you can imagine for a Thanksgiving meal.

"We just wanted to do something to help", said Tim Becker of South Dakota.

"It's a great thing that they're doing this for the community, for people that can't make it to their family". The meals are served from 1-4 p.m. today.

People can also sign up online by going to and clicking on "Adopt an Angel", Jackson said.

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Spokesperson Alice Wannan says this year, you'll find volunteers out at stores on the busiest days, which are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. "She tells FOX5", We never know we could be there someday and if I'm ever, you, or anybody else, they're will be somebody there to help us".

On Nov. 17, the local unit of the Salvation Army kicked off its primary fundraising drive, The Red Kettle Campaign.

This year, 568 children were qualified for the program, Jackson said.

The organization said stretching their resources out across the metro and giving as many people as possible a reason to be thankful this holiday is what Thanksgiving is all about.

Naty Bali said she always manages to get the prettiest placemat prepared by students in the community schools. "The money went towards Christmas hampers to ensure everyone who needed a hamper was able to get one". "We are blessed to serve in one of the most generous communities in the country whose residents have a heart for helping others. I don't have family here I have family in California so this is my second family", said Lockett.