Make sure to put a little extra change into the Salvation Army’s kettles Saturday.
That’s because the Murray and Audrey Neufeld Foundation will be matching all donations, which turned out to be $22,000 last year.
“We have been blessed,” said Jon Neufeld, who speaks on behalf of the family.
“It’s our responsibility in good years and not so good years to bless other people.”
Kettles are set up in 19 locations throughout the city.
“We do it because my parents instilled values to be kind to others and help others in need,” Jon Neufeld said.
“It’s an incredible organization that does so much for the city.”
The family has been keeping the tradition alive for 50 years.
This year’s Kettle Campaign goal is $300,000.
The Salvation Army provided over 1400 food hampers and 10,000 toys for over 1200 families in need last year.