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The Salvation Army Kicks Off Red Kettle Season, Relying More than Ever on Virtual Giving

By November 30, 2020 No Comments

 The Salvation Army will kick off their annual Red Kettle Campaign on Monday, November 16th at their corps location, 1000 C Ave NW, Cedar Rapids, IA, with a media event from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.

“Our community has been hit hard in 2020 due to COVID-19 and the Derecho, we know many of our neighbors will need assistance during the holiday season and beyond” says Captain Shawn DeBaar, Corps Officer for The Salvation Army.  “The Salvation Army is here to help, but we cannot do it alone, we need all members in our community to come together and support our kettle campaign so that we can continue to help those in need.”

Our kettles will be visible starting November 16th with more than 25 red kettle stands and over 50 counter kettles across Linn County.  A successful Red Kettle campaign is critical to the year-round work of The Salvation Army in Linn County.  The money raised during this campaign helps fund meal programs, supplemental food boxes, youth programs, financial assistance, senior services, emergency response work, outreach efforts and more throughout the entire year. In 2019, The Salvation Army in Linn County served 35,000 meals, provided 1,300 supplemental food boxes, assisted 750 households with rent or utility assistance, gave numerous children a safe environment to learn and grow, and much more.  This year, approximately 45% of the yearly operating support is projected to be raised during the holiday season, with a goal of $711,000, which will come from the Red Kettles, mail and online donations.

 

For more information about our services and The Salvation Army, please call 319-364-9131 or visit www.sacedarrapids.org

 

 

 

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.