Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Volunteers needed for Salvation Army red kettle campaign

Volunteers needed for Salvation Army red kettle campaign

This year's Christmas Kettle campaign runs through December 23.

Courtney said it's public support that enables the Salvation Army to help those in need and those with emergency situations. On Giving Tuesday, November 28th, the highly-visible Red Kettle Campaign event will officially launch at four New Jersey Transit locations-including the flagship event at Newark Penn Station-and will feature New Jersey's own two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA Women's World Cup champion and two-time FIFA Player of the Year, Carli Lloyd, serving as Honorary Kettle Kick-Off Chairperson.

"It basically supports our whole work in The Salvation Army during the year", said Maj. The tradition was created in 1979 and helps relieve the stress of gift giving for millions of families every year.

With the holidays just around the corner, Christmas lights are going up, trees are getting decorated and those unmistakable red kettles are appearing around the city.


"I think people in this community like to help, and they know there's a certain number we need, they get it done", said Shrum.

"What the community gives us, we give back". Those interested in volunteering to ring bells during the season can contact the Salvation Army at 667-6091.

"Today we come together a as powerful group that can change the lives of many", he said.

The Salvation Army is also hosting a Thanksgiving Day Community Meal on November 23 from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m.at the Salvation Army Chesapeake Energy Center of Hope, located at 1001 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Bell ringers will accompany the kettles asking for donations every day of the week, except Sunday, through December 24.

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