UNDATED (LEARFIELD) — By the end of this week Salvation Army Red Kettles will be up around the state as the annual fundraising drive begins.

This year, for the first time, there will be digital options available to participate in the iconic fundraising effort. That includes Apple and Google pay options right at the kettle, along with a digital scanner that will open a popup donation window on your cell phone.

The donation goal this year is set at three million dollars.