The Salvation Army Kicks Off Annual Red Kettle Campaign
Texas City, TX (November 11, 2021) –The Salvation Army of Galveston County will kick off the annual Red Kettle Campaign at their Texas City location on Friday, November 19 at 11:45am. The divisional Brass Quartet will be on hand with songs of the season, the canteen will provide lunch and of course the iconic Red Kettle will be on-hand to receive the first gifts of the season. Friends and supporters of The Salvation Army are invited to come by to celebrate the start of the season. The address is 4801 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway.
The campaign goal for 2021 is $250,000, or 10% of the annual budget. "With 28 physical kettles and a virtual one, each kettle will need to raise $8,650 during the season to reach the goal. This will help us start 2022 in a favorable position to continue serving those in need who come to us for food, shelter and emergency assistance," said Major Nathanael Doria of The Salvation Army. "Extra events like the kick-off or sponsorships help bring down the total per kettle and get us to the goal."
Cook Ford of Texas City is once again providing the use of vehicles to be used for the Red Kettle Campaign and Angel Tree program. The cars will be on display at the Kick-off.
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.