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Salvation Army kicks off kettle drive on Thursday

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - The Salvation Army's local and national Red Kettle campaign kicks off Thursday.

This year The Salvation Army of Lawton will be ringing the bells until December 24th. It will start at noon Thursday outside the Country Mart on West Cache Road.  Lawton Chief of Police James Smith will be a special guest.  

Every year, the program helps raise millions of dollars across the country for families in need. This year they ask the community to reach out and help for the upcoming holiday season.

"It's a special time of year for us," said Captain Israel Roseno. "It's Thanksgiving, It's Christmas and People want to give back to the community."

Captain Roseno says although the money is collected during the holidays , it is stretched out for the whole year for different services, such as Boys and Girls program, emergency utilities assistance program, and the emergency disaster program.

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