Salvation Army case load exceeds, due to pandemic

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- This holiday season you may or may not run into red kettles before entering stores to shop.

Due to social social distancing and all that the coronavirus pandemic brings, The Salvation Army is limiting the number of red kettle volunteers and asking shoppers to donate online.

Major Donald Tekautz says while digital donations is new he has high hopes for the community to give back.

“I know we have a very generous community,” he said. “This is 2020. We all know has been the crazy year, but southern Louisianans are so generous.”

Tekautz says The Salvation Army case load is up to 150 percent compared to 2019.

“I am confident people are going to come to our rescue so we can rescue Christmas.”

The red kettle volunteers will be limited to a few stores in Louisiana but donations online can be made here.

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