Police investigate stolen Salvation Army Red Kettle

LAS CRUCES, NM (KTSM) - Las Cruces police are continuing to investigate after a Salvation Army Red Kettle was stolen last week.

According to a news release, the donation bin, which contained an undisclosed amount of cash, was taken Friday night. 

"The important thing is that no one was hurt, and for that, we are grateful," Lt. Michael Evans of The Salvation Army Las Cruces Corps Community Center said.

Police have not said whether or not any suspects have been identified.

Officials say Red Kettle collections comprise about 25 percent of the New Mexico chapter's yearly donations.

According to the news release,such contributions help The Salvation Army provide food for the hungry, relief for disaster survivors, adult rehabilitation, rent and utility assistance, opportunities for underprivileged children, and spiritual worship and fellowship.

If you're interested in making a donation, click HERE or text "Kettles" to 51555.

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