Salvation Army Red Kettle kicks off

I ts' a sign that the holiday season is here. The Salvation Army of Mid-Michigan kicks off it's 2013 Red Kettle campaign Thursday.

In a press release the Salvation Army says here's a closer look at where your money goes:

M ore than 80 ,000 C hristmas gifts give to children and seniors this past year.

O ver 36 ,423 people assisted with basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter .

$10 helps feed one person a month

$25 provides one coat to keep a child warm during winter

$50 assi s ts with services such as meals and lodging, transportation and clothing for a family victimized by fire.

If you'd like to give a donation click HEREã??

You can also text 'GOODMICH' to 80888 to make an automatic $10 donation.