No cash? No problem. Men and women ringing the bells outside now take plastic. The nostalgic scene will no longer have the sound of change falling into a tin can, but now more of a swipe and a printing receipt sound.
The Salvation Army of Washtenaw County will
kick off its annual Red Kettle Campaign with an event beginning at noon
on Friday, Nov. 20 inside Briarwood Mall. A giant red kettle measuring
6 feet tall and 6 feet around will be set up in the Celebration Center
next to the play area in the JCPenney court.
The Red Kettle Campaign is going high tech this year with the
addition of credit card machines at three kettles in Briarwood Mall and
one kettle at Sam's Club in Ypsilanti. TSA-WC is the first corps in the
state of Michigan, as well as The Salvation Armyís Central Territory,
to use credit card machines at its kettles.
"People who donít tend to carry cash now have a convenient and safe
way to donate to our Red Kettle Campaign," said Washtenaw County
Coordinator Major John Williams. "The machines donít hold the credit
card data Ė the data is transmitted through a secure cellular
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