Retailer Solicitation Bans Hurt Kettle Campaign
Kingston, NY – Bell-ringers aren't manning the red Salvation Army kettles outside certain major retailers this holiday season. This marks the first year Salvation Army kettles will be banned outside nationwide retail chain, Target, and Salvation Army officials say the store's ban will cut down on donations. The ban is not only impacting donations nationwide, but in the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas as well. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.