Pine Belt shoppers have new cashless way to donate to Salvation Army

Pine Belt shoppers have new cashless way to donate to Salvation Army
A Dip Jar allows you to use a credit or debit card to make a donation to the Salvation Army. Photo credit WDAM.
A Dip Jar allows you to use a credit or debit card to make a donation to the Salvation Army. Photo credit WDAM.

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - There is a new way to donate to the Salvation Army.

Holiday shoppers in Hattiesburg and Laurel can now use a device called a Dip Jar, instead of the traditional red kettles.

All you have to do is "dip" your credit or debit card into the box and it records a donation.

in Hattiesburg, it is $4 per donation, in Laurel, it is $5.

"We have it set at $4, because there is a local coffee company that has a red cup this time of year and their red cup costs you about $4 and a dip in ours costs $4 as well," said Capt. Patrick Connelly, commanding officer of the Hattiesburg Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army in Hattiesburg begins testing six of the devices on Friday.

The Laurel Salvation Army is already using two of the units at Kroger's and Piggly Wiggly.