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Chiefs raise more than $1,300 for Salvation Army

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - The friendly competition between the police and fire chiefs in La Crosse and Onalaska raises much-needed funds for the Salvation Army.

The chiefs spent time on Tuesday in front of the Walmart stores in La Crosse and Onalaska ringing bells for the annual Red Kettle drive.

La Crosse Police Chief Shawn Kudron ringing bells for the Salvation Army

People were generous in their giving. According to the Salvation Army, La Crosse Police Chief Shawn Kudron raised $512.64, while his counterpart in Onalaska, Chief Charles Ashbeck got $247.89 in donations.

It was a little closer 'competition' between fire chiefs. Onalaska's Chief Billy Hayes collected $312.58 with La Crosse Fire Chief Ken Gilliam raised $287.29.

The Salvation Army is still looking for volunteers. Groups can split shifts into 15 minute increments with family, friends or coworkers.

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