Galveston County, TX (December 3, 2020) – Heavy rains on Saturday and Tuesday restricted the number of kettles that were able to ring across Galveston County during the first full week of the Red Kettle campaign.
“The Red Kettle campaign is critical to us. It helps determine what needs we will be able to meet in the coming year,” says Major Nathanael Doria of The Salvation Army. “People have been very generous in the first few days of the campaign but the weather has hampered our efforts a bit and now we need to catch up if we are going to raise enough to meet the need for 2021”
“Public contributions to the Red Kettle Campaign enable The Salvation Army to deliver emergency assistance and support to individuals and families who come to us in crisis, often at the very worst times of their life,” continued Major Doria. “If you are out this weekend, please help us catch up by contributing to one of the red kettles at Kroger, Walmart or Hobby Lobby in Galveston County.”
Volunteer support is down this year due to fears related to Covid-19. However, many people have signed up for a paid bell ringer position. Many have been on unemployment for awhile and are extremely grateful for the opportunity to earn some money for their families. The Salvation Army is happy to help these families even as the expenses will increase for the overall campaign. The cost of a seasonal bell ringer is approximately $2500 and sponsorships are available for that. Contact Holly McDonald at email@example.com for details.
To give without going to a kettle, secure donations can be made online at www.SalvationArmyGalvestonCounty.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY. For more information on the local Salvation Army, visit the website above or call 409-763-1691.
Cutline: Jessica Spangle of the Texas City La Marque Chamber of Commerce takes a turn at the bell at the Red Kettle KickOff.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.