The Salvation Army - La Crosse

To sign up for bell ringing: visit

Bell Ringing sign-ups are live!

It's that time again, as we prepare to kick off the 2019 Red Kettle Campaign! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, which raises 1/3 of our total annual budget in order for us to maintain daily and monthly programs such as our Emergency Shelter & Meal Program, as well as our seasonal programs such as Back2School & Angel Giving Tree.

Bell Ringing kicks off on Saturday, November 9th and will end on Christmas Eve.  If you'd like to sign up to ring the bells with us, you can do so by going to  This is a new format that The Salvation Army is using in the hopes of making the bell ringing process more user-friendly.  Your login information should still be the same as it is to log into your account, but if you're having difficulties, don't hesitate to reach out to me about resetting your login information.

Looking forward to ringing bells with you again this year! In 2018: we surpassed our goal by more than $36,000! 

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General Interests

Angel Giving Tree

The Salvation Army's Christmas program is designed to assist families by providing a Christmas gift for their children. Registrants complete a "wish list" which is used to create a tag and hung on a Christmas tree at the Valley View Mall. Community members/businesses take the tags and purchase gifts for the children they are sponsoring.
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Angel Tree/Christmas Food Basket Distribution 11 12/17/2019 12/17/2019


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Dishwasher 0 11/18/2019 12/30/2019
Server/Clean Up 103 11/16/2019 12/31/2019

Special Events

Numerous special events throughout the year support our program.
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Christmas Eve Dinner 1 12/24/2019 12/24/2019

Support - Red Kettle Campaign

All Red Kettle Activities (except bell ringing)

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Kettle Drivers - Northside Route 6 11/16/2019 12/23/2019
Kettle Drivers - Onalaska Route 5 11/16/2019 12/23/2019
Kettle Drivers - Southside Route 2 11/16/2019 12/23/2019
Kettle Drivers - Valley View Mall Route 3 11/16/2019 12/23/2019
Kettle Sorting Room Volunteers 31 11/16/2019 12/23/2019

Thrift Store

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Back Room Sorter 344 11/16/2019 12/31/2019
Front Store Volunteer 344 11/16/2019 12/31/2019

Mission Statement

  The Salvation Army, founded in 1865, is an international religious and charitable movement organized and operated on a quasi-military pattern and is a branch of the Christian Church. Its membership includes officers (clergy), soldiers / adherents (laity), members of varied activity groups and volunteers who serve as advisors, associates and committed participants in its service function.

  The motivation of the organization is love of God and a practical concern for the needs of humanity. This is expressed by a spiritual ministry, the purposes of which are to preach the Gospel, disseminate Christian truths, supply basic human necessities, provide personal counseling and undertake the spiritual and moral regeneration and physical rehabilitation of all persons in need who come within its sphere of influence regardless of race, color, creed, sex or age.