Salvation Army Red Kettle Stolen

If the Red Kettle doesn't have a sign, don't donate

By Elvira Sakmari
|  Saturday, Nov 26, 2011  |  Updated 11:34 AM CDT
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Salvation Army Red Kettle Stolen

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Donations made at Salvation Army kettles are used year-round to help social service programs throughout North Texas.

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The Salvation Army says two men stole a Red Kettle Wednesday.

The signature Red Kettle was stolen from outside a Walgreens at the corner of Midway Road and Frankford Road in North Dallas.

While this type of crime is rare, the Salvation Army says it shouldn't stop people from making donations.

"This doesn't happen very often and you know certainly want the public to continue to put money in there and to trust that it's going to go to the right place," said Salvation Army spokesman Pat Patey.

The Salvation Army said the big sign that sits atop the kettle stand was found, so if the thieves try and set up shop with the stolen kettle, the missing sign will be a clue for donors.

The Salvation Army says the amount of money in the kettles at any given time is relatively small.

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