Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign underway in Berks

'It's... whatever people have to give'

READING, Pa. - The bells are ringing and the red kettles are out in Berks County.

The Salvation Army launched its Red Kettle campaign on Penn Square in downtown Reading on Friday.

Volunteers will now canvas the county, collecting money to help people in need. The Salvation Army said it hopes to collect $125,000 this holiday season.

"It's coins, pennies, nickels, dimes, dollars, whatever people have to give," said Salvation Army Capt. Ted Tressler.

The Salvation Army got a head start on raising money, thanks to a donation from FirstEnergy. Reading Royals mascot Slapshot also got in on the fun.

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