16 May 2018

In 2014, Brookfield Central High School started The Red Kettle Club. The Club’s mission is to provide middle and high school students an opportunity to serve the less fortunate of their communities through programs of The Salvation Army. They serve Milwaukee as well as the surrounding communities. They have over 120 active members and they complete 600 hours of service each year.

Meet Anna Field, Event Coordinator of The Red Kettle Club, the first club of its kind in Wisconsin. She joined her freshman year which just so happened to be the first year of the Club. Read more about Anna below.

Q. How did you first learn about The Salvation Army?
A. I have always known that the Salvation Army was a service organization, but I did not truly understand what they did until I bell rang and volunteered for other events through Red Kettle Club.

Q. What is your favorite experience with The Red Kettle Club/The Salvation Army?
A. My favorite experience was going to the gala last year. All of these people who had helped out with the Salvation Army received awards. The experience was really fun and opened my eyes to the size of the Salvation Army and the impact that it has on the people it helps.

Q. What is one thing you believe the world should know about The Salvation Army? 
A. The world should know that the Salvation Army helps millions of people and that it needs volunteers and donations to keep operating. Every person is vital to the organization and all help is appreciated.

Q. What are 3 words you'd use to describe The Salvation Army?
A. Selfless, generous and inclusive.

Q. What is your favorite project to work on?
A. I like working at the Salvation Army food pantry because I feel like I get to directly help people and I get to see, firsthand, the impact our help has on them and their families.

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