"I'm not asking for somebody to be that generous or give us all their savings, but larger donations do help", Acosta said. He says on any given night, the Salvation Army provides shelter to 200 people in the Milwaukee area and the organization is now supporting 8,000 families this Christmas season with toys and food.
The Salvation Army is also funded through the United Way for its rent, utilities and medical cost assistance services. The red kettle drive ends at 2 p.m. Saturday, Christmas Eve.
The Salvation Army office in Sarnia can be reached by calling 519-344-1142.
One of the big storylines from the Dallas Cowboys' win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was running back Ezekiel Elliott's Salvation Army kettle celebration.
Elliott said the idea started forming in his head when he noticed the giant pot during warm-ups.
There are about 150 "plastic kettles" around the country today, but none in Central Florida.
Admission is $5 and all proceeds will go to the Salvation Army.
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But bell ringers are the heart and soul of the effort.
Earlier this month, Richardson sat a world record for most consecutive hours ringing a Salvation Army bell.
"I think the Dallas Cowboys can inspire fans across the world, the country and specifically right here in El Paso" Lucero said.
Numerous ringers start their mornings at 9:30 a.m. and wrap up around 7 p.m. That figure, according to Lt. Col. Ron Busroe, was a 61 percent increase over the same time period a week ago.
And with just 6 days left of the Red Kettle campaign, the timing couldn't have been better.
"I was very anxious going in, but folks have been very generous", Gilliam said. "And we have no plans to take the kettles off the streets".
Elliott wasn't really anxious about his road roommate after Prescott completed less than 50 percent of his passes and looked generally uncomfortable in a 10-7 loss to the Giants, the only team to beat Dallas this season.
That's good news for Carol Riggs, 69, of Orlando, who recently dropped a few bucks into a red kettle.