Oxford Kiwanis and Salvation Army raise funds in kettle campaign

The Salvation Armys Holiday Logo

The annual holiday bell-ringing campaign by the Kiwanis Club of Oxford and the Salvation Army raised $11,479.36 between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, according to Bill King, publicity coordinator for the local Kiwanis.  

There were 79 local residents and 37 members of the Kiwanis who put in 201 hours ringing the Salvation Army bell in front of the Oxford Kroger store, according to King. All volunteers wore masks and disinfected the bells and kettle between users. 

This was the 18th year the Oxford Kiwanis worked with the Salvation Army in the holiday campaign. According to the Kiwanis, 90% of the funds raised in Oxford will go to the Family Resource Center of Oxford, with the remainder going to support the Salvation Army’s work in disaster relief.