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Salvation Army kettle bell donations to be matched by anonymous donors Thanksgiving weekend

ALPENA, Mich — If you’ve been out shopping at any of the major retailers in the area, you’ve probably seen Salvation Army kettle bell ringers near the front entrance. Thanks to three local, anonymous donors, money received from the kettle bell collections will be matched up to $3,000 Thanksgiving weekend.

Every dollar raised in Alpena County will fund services in the area.

Captain of the Salvation Army in Alpena, Amy Cedarvall, says most other years, the organization has only been able to match donations on the last shopping week before Christmas. This year, they’ll be able to match on both weekends.

If you see kettle bell ringers when you’re out and about, especially this weekend, feel free to make a contribution that will go twice as far.