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Salvation Army Kicks Off Holiday Fundraising With Red Kettle Run

The 2nd Annual Red Kettle Run kicks off the non-profit's holiday efforts.
PEORIA – Dozens of people laced up their running shoes Saturday morning to help the local Salvation Army. They’re taking action for those in need this holiday with their own two feet.

The 2nd annual Red Kettle Run began in downtown Peoria at 8 A.M.

The 5K and one mile run/walk began and ended at the Caterpillar Visitor’s Center.

Major Donna Miller said the race is a great way to raise much needed money to provide food, shelter, and hope for those in need. Plus, it kicks off the non-profit’s holiday bell ringing campaign. “There's a large segment of people that are runners and across the nation more and more locations are doing a Red Kettle Run sometime during the year."

Beginning next Friday, you’ll see those red kettles outside restaurants and businesses in the area. The Salvation Army hopes to raise $300,000 through the effort.

It’s looking for bell ringers. You can find out more on its website – www.salvationarmyusa.org.
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