CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Salvation Army bell ringers are collecting donations at area locations.
The organization is now introducing a new tool that can help people donate if they do not carry cash on them.
It's called Kettle Pay.
The Salvation Army says this is a giant step to help those who are in need.
The 2019 holiday season is the first year the Salvation Army has released Kettle Pay.
“All the donations that are raised here in the Coastal Bend area stay here in Corpus Christi, which enables us to provide more services rather if it’s providing more food, providing more night shelter, more meals, more housing, getting people into housing all those funds they stay here locally so we can help get more people out,” says Commanding Officer Patrick Gesner of the Salvation Army of the Coastal Bend.
Staff with the Salvation Army say if you have at least an iPhone 10 or an Android made within the last three years you can place your smartphone across the Salvation Army sign and it will take you right to how much you would like to give.
Folks also even have the option to open your camera and scan the QR code.
The Red Kettle Campaign is a huge part of the Salvation Army during the holiday season.
All money that is donated will help those who are in need.
“It’s now spread all across the United States it’s our biggest fundraiser and the money that is raised here, it helps us with Christmas programs like angel tree and other things that we do but also it helps raise our budget for the entire year,” says Capt. Patrick Gesner.
The Salvation Army says they are welcoming people to become volunteer bell ringers.
To see how you can become a bell ringer click here.