For the first time, all that empty-pocketed shoppers have to do is swipe their credit cards on scanning technology attached to some kettles.
“People say, ‘Hey I would put money in, but I don’t have any cash,’” said Pat Patey, spokesman for the Army’s DFW Metroplex Command. “They won’t have that excuse anymore.”
The cashless kettles will be unveiled Thursday at a Salvation Army luncheon.
The Dallas News reported the Salvation Army will be testing this in a pilot program at 12 locations in the area. This is an adaption that is badly needed to coincide with the popularity of card payments today since many people no longer carry change.