"Clearly they came in here and smashed these two windows and all the glass is on the seat", said Capt. Doug Hanson with the Salvation Army in San Joaquin County. All of the money raised stays in St. Clair County.
"We have over 500 families signed up that are going to receive toys this year and so we need more and more toys so that we can serve everyone in the community to make sure that nobody goes without this Christmas", said Lt Kelly Summit.
The kettle money helps support holiday programs and year-long services like the food assistance program. "We'll help any and everyone that needs help during the Christmas season, that's what we're here for. By donating my time I can help do my part in giving back to the community".
The Salvation Army red kettles are at 41 percent of the $160,000 Red Kettle Goal with two weeks left in the campaign.
Annual Gemenid Meteor Shower lights up sky
Observers will see fewer Geminids in the Southern Hemisphere, where the radiant doesn't climb very high over the horizon. Some might be from "background meteors" with names like Sigma Hydrids, Monocerotids, and the Comae Berenicids.
Police are investigating after the Salvation Army says someone broke into one of their vehicles and stole five kettles holding around $1,000.
Aside from monetary donations, the Salvation Army is also looking for bell ringers through December 23.
The local Salvation Army Unit is located at Church of the Nazarene, on East Bloss Street.