$20 Match at Salvation Army Red Kettles on Saturday December 4

The signature Red Kettles are already on display at stores throughout Missoula to raise important funds for the Missoula Salvation Army.

KGVO spoke with Captain Ryan Boyd, Corps Officer of the Missoula Salvation Army recently, who shared the mission of the iconic Red Kettles.

“During the holidays, we partner with Toys for Tots and provide Christmas gifts for children 12 and under annually,” said Captain Boyd. “We serve about 1,000 kids who are local to Missoula County. We also have rental assistance, and we provide bus tickets for people who are currently experiencing homelessness but have somewhere that they can go to live and have a safe place to be.”

Boyd said the Salvation Army serves the poor and needy in the Missoula area 24-7, 365 days of the year.

“We have our Hygiene Center (located on North Russell) which serves between 30 and 50 people a day with sack lunches, with laundry services, with a shower, warm clothing, and other things like that,” she said. “That’s the primary thing that we do, but we do that all year round, not just at the holidays.”

Although the Red Kettles are the most visible fundraising tools that the public sees, Captain Boyd said the bulk of

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