• American Red Cross blood drives: To make an appointment or for more information, download the Red Cross blood donor app, visit, call 800-733-2767 or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, UMD Kirby Student Center

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, American Red Cross Northland Chapter Duluth, 2524 Maple Grove Road.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 30, Hibbing Armory/National Guard, 2310 Brooklyn Drive, Hibbing.

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  • Happy Tails Animal Hospital in Superior is matching up to $750 for donations collected during the month of November to be given to the rescues they serve: Northern Lakes Rescue, PJ's Rescue and Warm Fuzzies Animal Rescue Inc.. Happy Tails is located at 1327 Banks Ave, Superior. Call them at 715-718-2130 or email

  • The Red Kettle campaign is the annual Christmas initiative that helps to fund The Salvation volunteer bell-ringers raise, on average, $59 per hour in their red kettle. With that amount, the Duluth Salvation Army can feed 24 people with a daily lunch. This year's goal is $215,000. With 17 kettle locations, there are 2,753 two-hours shifts for volunteer bell-ringers. As of now, over 2,300 two-hour shifts remain open. Groups, businesses, civic organizations, families, and churches are encouraged to participate. No more than two volunteers can be at a kettle, unless from the same household, where up to four are allowed.

    Volunteer gift wrappers are also needed Dec. 1-24 at the Miller Hill Mall. Shoppers can bring their purchases for gift wrapping services. All donations for wrapping services go toward helping people from the greater Duluth area at Christmas and throughout the year.

    The Duluth Salvation Army is also asking for volunteers during Distribution Week from Dec. 14-18. Food will be distributed on Dec. 14. Food boxes and toys will be distributed Dec. 15-18. Volunteers are needed to assist the Duluth Salvation Army staff with distribution during the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. with appropriate safety protocols followed. Jersey Mike’s, Little Caesars, Texas Roadhouse, Duluth Grill, OMC Smokehouse, Corktown Deli and Brews, and Toppers Pizza are generously donating lunch to the volunteers and staff that are part of Distribution Week.

    Those interested in volunteering can visit DuluthSA/Volunteer for more information or call 218-722-7934.