Salvation Army Offers Electronic Pay Option at Red Kettles

As shoppers start looking for holiday deals, the Salvation Army bell ringers are out for the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year. This year, there’s a new way to give. If you have a smart phone and have either Apple Pay or Google Pay, Kettle Bells electronic pay allows you to scan a barcode to donate. The barcode is no signs located by the kettles. Once you scan the barcode, you will be directed to a custom donation page that accepts Apple or Google payment options. The funds will then be distributed to local Salvation Army units based on your billing ZIP code, and an email receipt will be sent directly to your phone.

Lt. Brian Hoscheit, Corps Officer of the Kirksville Salvation Army, says Kettle Pay makes it even easier for donors to join the organization’s Fight for Good. Salvation Army programs help those who are experiencing poverty through programs in the community, including food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, and Christmas assistance for families in need. The funds you donate will be used to for these programs locally throughout the year.