The Salvation Army celebrates a Rockin' Red Kettle Kickoff - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

The Salvation Army celebrates a Rockin' Red Kettle Kickoff

The event was held in Cape at the Centenary Methodist Church on Ellis Street. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS) The event was held in Cape at the Centenary Methodist Church on Ellis Street. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS)
If you are looking to help, The Salvation Army is still looking for volunteers. (Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS) If you are looking to help, The Salvation Army is still looking for volunteers. (Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS)
Last year The Salvation Army says they raised $311,000 with the kettles, and this year they've set a goal of $327,000. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS) Last year The Salvation Army says they raised $311,000 with the kettles, and this year they've set a goal of $327,000. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS)
"It gives them an extra dose of care and an extra dose of hope that other people love them, and care for them, and are here for them," said Salvation Army Captain Ronnie Amick. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS) "It gives them an extra dose of care and an extra dose of hope that other people love them, and care for them, and are here for them," said Salvation Army Captain Ronnie Amick. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS)
Live bands from Sikeston and Cape performed, along with South East Missouri State's steel drums, and The Kelly High School Drumline. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS) Live bands from Sikeston and Cape performed, along with South East Missouri State's steel drums, and The Kelly High School Drumline. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Every year The Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau rings bells to help others.

But Thursday night was more than a red kettle event, it was a ROCKIN' red kettle kickoff.

The event was held in Cape at the Centenary Methodist Church on Ellis Street.

Live bands from Sikeston and Cape performed, along with South East Missouri State's steel drums, and The Kelly High School Drumline.

The Salvation Army wants to bring awareness about the importance of the red kettle and giving back.

The organization says it means a lot to those who need it.

"It gives them an extra dose of care and an extra dose of hope that other people love them, and care for them, and are here for them," said Salvation Army Captain Ronnie Amick. "You never know when that person who needs help is gonna be you."

Last year The Salvation Army says they raised $311,000 with the kettles, and this year they've set a goal of $327,000.

The money is said to have helped 18,000 people.

If you are looking to help, The Salvation Army is still looking for volunteers.

They say one hour can mean a lot.

You can sign up on their website here.

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