Articles in Red Kettle
We’ve got some thank yous to make! Every year about this time, all the number crunching has been completed and we’re able to share the results of our recent Red Kettle Campaign.
Now, many of our local Salvation Army officers are making the rounds to thank their faithful volunteers who make Christmas possible for so many folks in need in their communities. Lt. Mark Stearns in Albuquerque, New Mexico recently had a big thank you to make to a Rotary Club that’s been raising money at the red kettles for 50 years!
Tis the season to be merry and give thanks! During this wonderful time of year, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude for all of The Salvation Army’s corporate partners who continue to support our mission each year.
We recently received a sweet note from Joyce and Dana Becker. We had our first contact with them two years ago when Dana was diagnosed with rectal cancer Stage 3. They found a specialist in Chicago but didn’t have the money for the plane fare. That’s where The Salvation Army becomes part of this story.
Actor Bruce Boxleitner is the star of a great family holiday film this year called Silver Bells. In the film he plays Bruce Dalt, a hyper-competitive sportscaster and family man. But this isn’t the first time Boxleitner has used his talent to support the work of The Salvation Army!
Capt. James Brickson is a contestant in the World Record Bell Ringing competition being held now across the United States. He’s ringing in chilly Albert Lea, Minnesota. Eric Brickson wanted to support his brother across the country, so he streamed some video of his group performing four Christmas songs in California so Capt. Brickson could listen live from his ringing location.
Real estate professionals are active in the daily life of their communities and know their neighbors. They’re hard working, friendly, committed, and well-connected. That’s why we’re thrilled that a few thousand of them will volunteer to pick up the bell and ring beside our kettles this Christmas!
Each year we post a list of the local, regional and national retail chain stores with whom we have an agreement to stand our kettles here in the Western US. These companies are great corporate citizens who know that the iconic red kettle is a symbol of Christmas giving which helps their neighbors in need.