Salvation Army Red Kettle Kickoff

By  | 

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -- It's about that time of year again, the red kettles will be out and bells will be ringing. On November 8, 2019, the Salvation Army hosted a kickoff at Little America in Cheyenne.

In 2018, around $10,000 were given in change to the kettles. This year though, people can also use Google pay or Apple pay to give. There will be options at the kettles to give in this new way throughout Laramie County.

The Salvation Army is trying to address cultural changes and the fact that most people don't carry cash on them very often.

Even though they work long hours, Lt. Misty Lamb said it was worth it. "We work crazy hours. We don't much get a day off until post-Christmas, but at the end of the season, it's absolutely worth it," Lamb said.

Her husband, Lt. Chad Lamb, said that Christmas is his favorite season. "A lot of Salvation Army officers get tired at Christmas, and I get tired as well, but it is my favorite season of the year."