Salvation Army Red Kettle Stolen

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The Salvation Army in Des Moines says someone stole one of its Red Kettles used to collect donations Friday night.

The Red Kettle and its stand were taken from a Walmart Supercenter in West Des Moines sometime after 6 p.m. during a shift when the kettle wasn't staffed with a bell ringer. The kettle contained an unknown amount of money.

Another Red Kettle and stand were taken from a Hy-Vee store in Des Moines about a week ago, but in that incident the kettle was empty. The Salvation Army says the replacement and shipping costs for one Red Kettle is nearly $300.

The Red Kettle campaign runs through Christmas Eve.

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