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Thief steals Salvation Army red kettle in Santa Fe

Kai Porter
December 14, 2018 06:23 PM

SANTA FE, N.M.- A thief in Santa Fe targeted a Salvation Army red kettle Thursday night.

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“Somebody came and when the kettle worker wasn't noticing, they grabbed the kettle and ran with it," said Eric Schoen, the Salvation Army's regional development director for New Mexico.

Schoen doesn’t know how much money was inside the kettle. However, he said that money would have helped put food on the table for families in need this holiday season.

"We're fighting to help our neighbors who are most in need to put food on the table, keep utilities paid and the rent sometimes and we also know that a lot of them wouldn't have Christmas if it weren't for us being able to help them with toy distributions,” he said.

Schoen says 25 percent of the Salvation Army's annual revenue comes from the red kettles.

He also says in just one hour a red kettle ringer can raise enough money to feed 13 people.

For information about how to donate to the Salvation Army click here. 

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