BOSTON (CBS) — The Salvation Army red kettle donation season kicks off Friday in Massachusetts.
The goal this year is to raise $3.8 million in the less than seven weeks leading up to Christmas.READ MORE: Man In 'Grave Condition' After South Shore Plaza Shooting In Braintree; No Arrests Made Yet
The Salvation Army is also making it easy for donors to pay using their phones. This year, donors can give using Apple or Google Pay.READ MORE: Driver Killed By Commuter Rail Train In Wilmington Identified; MBTA Says 'Human Error' Focus Of Investigation
According to their website, the Salvation Army has been running the red kettle program in Massachusetts since 1897.MORE NEWS: Vigil And March Held In Belmont For Henry Tapia, One Year After Being Killed In Road Rage Confrontation
They say they raised more than $430 million nationwide in 2018.