Salvation Army red kettles miss usual jingle of cash

But contributions for some charities are up this year, as donors dig deep to give

By  and , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: December 14, 2020 1:02 PM CT | Published: December 14, 2020 4:00 AM CT

The Salvation Army is working hard to fulfill its holiday season mission as the pandemic impacts giving, but other charitable organizations are doing well.


Salvation Army Community Foundation of Greater Memphis MIFA
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