The Salvation Army Honors Kroger for Ongoing Holiday Support Long-term partnership making a difference in the lives of many
For many years, Kroger has supported The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign throughout the holiday season, allowing the iconic red kettles and bell ringers outside of the Kroger family of stores. Customers and associates have generously supported the Red Kettle Campaign that provides much needed funding for the year-round programs and services of The Salvation Army including shelter, food, clothing and emergency social services.
In 2018, more than $360,000 was raised at Kroger stores in the Houston Division which spans across Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. All funds collected support year-round Salvation Army programs in the communities where the donations are raised. The Salvation Army is recognizing the top 10 Red Kettle Kroger stores in the Houston region and will be presenting certificates to the following locations:
“The Kroger family of stores are an integral part of The Salvation Army’s Christmas fundraising efforts and we want to say thank you to Kroger customers, associates and management for their support in 2018. These certificates are a token of our appreciation,” said Jennifer Lane, Corporate Relations and Development Manager for The Salvation Army in Texas. “Countless individuals and families will come to The Salvation Army for assistance this year, many in the most difficult time of their lives, and we will be able to provide for their needs thanks to the generosity and support of Kroger. The Salvation Army is so grateful for our continued relationship with Kroger and we look forward to working together in the future.”
The Salvation Army assists 30 million Americans each year, providing more than 57 million meals, more than 10 million nights of shelter, created safe places for 1.5 million kids to go after school, and supported more than 275,000 survivors of disasters. It’s service reaches every zip code in Texas. In 2018 The Salvation Army in Galveston County provided 55,685 hot meals, 29,533 nights of shelter, assisted 371 families with emergency financial assistance and provided Christmas gifts for 1012 children.
For more information, or to make a donation, please visit us online at www.salvationarmytexas.org
Cutline: Cris Cristan of Texas Gas Services rang the bell with the Galveston Rotary Club in front of Kroger on the Seawall, helping to raise over $14,000 for services in Galveston County
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