The Garden City Salvation Army warned local residents Tuesday to be aware of reports of door-to-door solicitors falsely claiming to collect money for the organization.
In a press release, the nonprofit said it had heard of two individuals reportedly saying they represented the Salvation Army and asking for money with what appeared to be a red Salvation Army kettle. The Salvation Army is collecting money with kettles at 10 different Garden City locations, said Garden City co-Capt. Jeff Curran, but it does not ever collect money door to door.
Curran said the Salvation Army had contacted the Garden City Police Department about the incident and urges anyone that encounters the fake solicitors to call the GCPDC at (620) 276-1300.
Salvation Army kettles will be accepting donations at Walmart Supercenter, Walmart Neighborhood Market, Sam’s Club, Dillons East and West, Walgreens, Hobby Lobby and J.C. Penney from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Daylight Donuts from 5 to 11 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and the Dollar General on Campus Drive at various hours on Friday and Saturday through Christmas Eve. Christmas Angel Trees are located at Walmart Supercenter, J.C. Penney, the Dollar General on Campus Drive and St. Catherine Hospital.