Noah Weidenfeld of the New Richmond Running Club is back again for another Red Kettle marathon! Submitted photo
Noah Weidenfeld of the New Richmond Running Club is back again for another Red Kettle marathon! Submitted photo

Submitted by Angela Moulton, The Salvation Army

NEW RICHMOND, WI – Last year, the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department volunteered to continue the 30-hour Red Kettle bell ringing tradition at County Market in Hudson, Wisconsin.  They volunteered for 30 hours of bell ringing to continue to help The Salvation Army of St. Croix County/Grace Place raise the needed funds to help the homeless and others in need.  This year, they plan to do it again! 

And that’s not all.

Noah Weidenfeld of the New Richmond Running Club is back again too!  Last year, Noah threw his hat into the ring, or maybe we could say his running shoes!  Noah is a marathon runner who thought he could make the event even better by ringing in New Richmond simultaneously during the 30 hour in Hudson.  Noah, being a runner, committed to ring 26.2 hours at the Wal-Mart in New Richmond. 

Both County Market in Hudson and Wal-Mart in New Richmond will be filled with fun and of course marathon ringing on December 13 and 14 all in order to help those in the most need. 

Right now, The Salvation Army – Grace Place is asking for additional help with volunteer Red Kettle ringers during the December 13 and 14 bell ringing marathon.  The goal is to raise $80,000 in St. Croix County on those two days and every kettle will count towards making the goal happen.  Fundraising and Media Manager for the Salvation Army in St. Croix County Angela Moulton said, “Everyone who can ring during those two days, should sign up. We have multiple sites around the County and many openings during the marathon.  Help is needed to raise the funds and support the efforts of our marathon ringers.”  Sign up at regsitertoring.com in 2-hour increments at a bell-ringing site in St. Croix County.  If you can’t ring during the marathon Moulton said there are plenty of other dates and times available including Saturdays! 

Moulton reminded, “The funds raised during our annual Red Kettle Campaign are used locally to help our local friends and neighbors in need.  The funds raised go toward helping Grace Place Shelter and to help community members in need with heat, electric and rent assistance.”  Moulton went on to say, “We could not serve our homeless and others without the community support.  Last year, Grace Place housed 348 individuals including many children.  Your time spent ringing can ensure we have the funds needed to continue to serve those who need shelter.” 

If you are interested in sponsoring the marathon Red Kettle ring, organizers are asking that you call 715-497-4438 to find out how.  Currently they are working on building a large Red Kettle match to help the marathon ringers meet their goal.  Information can also be found by emailing:  Angela_Moulton@usc.salvationarmy.org  Additional donations to support the Red Kettle efforts can be mailed to:  Salvation Army – Grace Place 505 W. 8th Street  New Richmond WI  54017.

Thank you in advance for your continued support!