Salvation Army hosting 24-hour Ring-A-Thon Friday night

GERMANTOWN, Wis. (CBS 58)  -- The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County will host a 24-hour Ring-A-Thon in the final days of red kettle donation collections. Volunteers will ring bells from 7 p.m. on December 22 to 7 p.m. on December 23 at the Walmart located on Appleton Avenue in Germantown.

The Red Kettle Campaign in Milwaukee County has raised $2.2 million so far. This year's goal is $3.8 million. Although the bell ringers will stop collecting donations on December 23, the Red Kettle Campaign will continue on until January 31, 2018.

"It is critical that we meet our goal in order to keep our programs and services that provide food, shelter, clothing and other assistance for families in need," said Major Steven Merritt, the Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

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