November 26th, 2019 – 6:00 PM
Ethan Garrett – Digital News Editor/Video Reporter (WRGA News)
As America moves toward becoming a cashless society, The Salvation Army is making it easier for donors to give back during the Christmas season by making a gift with Apple Pay or Google Pay at the iconic Red Kettles.
The Salvation Army has placed smart chips and QR codes on Red Kettle signs across Floyd, Polk, and Chattooga Counties, allowing shoppers to simply “bump” or scan their phones to make a digital donation. Shoppers will be directed to a custom donation page that accepts Apple or Google payment options. The funds will then be distributed to local Salvation Army units based on the donor’s billing ZIP code, and an email receipt will be sent directly to their phone.
“Kettle Pay makes it even easier for donors to join The Salvation Army’s Fight for Good. It provides an opportunity for people to fight for the thousands of NW Georgians experiencing poverty by raising money
for Salvation Army programs in their communities, including food for the hungry, a shelter for the homeless and Christmas assistance for families in need,” said Captain Jason Smith, Corps Officer for The Salvation Army of Rome.
Volunteers may register online to ring at RegisterToRing.com or contact The Salvation Army at (706) 291.4745. Donations are accepted at any of the traditional Red Kettles in front of stores, online at
Give.SalvationArmyUSA.org, or on your phone by texting KETTLE to 91999. To learn more and join The Salvation Army in the #FightForGood, visit SalvationArmyRome.org (or find them on Facebook at “The Salvation Army of Rome, GA“)