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Forum staff reports, Published December 12 2012

Red Kettle matching funds available Friday

FARGO – Donations made to Salvation Army kettles Friday will be doubled with up to $5,000 in matching funds provided by Nova Fire Protection.

“Fire up the Kettles Day” is an annual event in which off-duty firefighters from Fargo and Moorhead, along with fire technician students, will ring bells from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at locations throughout Fargo and Moorhead.

The day also marks the end of a competition between local Realtors, law enforcement and firefighters to see which group can raise the most kettle donations in one day.

The firefighters must beat the Realtors leading total of $25,831 to win. Local law enforcement raised $15,902, an amount well above the average daily kettle intake of $13,000.

For more information, visit SalvationArmyNorth.org/Fargo or call (701) 232-5565.