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Mayo Clinic to make “dollar for dollar” match to Salvation Army donations

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- The holiday season is a great time to give, but Thursday and Friday are extra important.

Your donations to the Rochester Salvation Army count for double today and tomorrow, courtesy of Mayo Clinic.

Mayo is matching all donations made to the Rochester Salvation Army's red kettles — dollar for dollar. Mayo Clinic has made matching donations over the previous years, but right now marks the first time it'll match every donation without limit.

The goal this year is to raise $950,000. As of Monday, it has collected $475,000. The red kettle campaign brings in one third of the overall budget for the organization.

"It was a Christmas miracle, it's unbelievable because it's unheard of somebody doing an unlimited match — especially for two days at 24 different kettle sites around the Rochester area," said Maj. Robert Mueller of the Salvation Army. "That's why it's so crucial each and every bell ringing day to have bell ringers out there and people donating."

If you don't have cash on you, and have a smart phone with Apple Pay or Google Pay, Kettle Bells Electronic Pay allows you to scan a barcode to donate.

If you can't make it to the actual red kettle locations to donate you can also go online.

Maddy Wierus

Maddy Wierus

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