The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign is running under 2% the amount raised up to this time last year during the Red Kettle Campaign. This year’s campaign goal of $1.5M is 5% higher in order to meet an increase in the demand for services.
The final weekend of the 2014 Red Kettle Campaign is here. At least 250 kettles will be located throughout the community this weekend. Everyone should listen for the bells and look for The Salvation Army red apron worn by both kettle workers and volunteers. Kettles are located in front of area Walmart, Giant Food and Safeway stores, as well as other retailers.
National Capital Area Commander Major Lewis Reckline is optimistic The Salvation Army will reach this year’s goal, “We are thankful for the outpouring of generous support, thus far, at our red kettles. We are close to reaching our $1.5M target. We would be grateful if everyone gave a little extra at the kettles – especially during these last days of the campaign.”
Major Reckline wants the community to know donations are accepted through The Salvation Army’s Online Red Kettle by visiting www.onlineredkettle.org/nca, by simply dropping a donation in the mail before year’s end to: The Salvation Army NCAC, 2626 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037.
The annual Red Kettle fundraising drive wraps up on the evening of December 24. The Salvation Army is looking for community volunteers to bell ring on December 22, 23 or 24. Help is needed for both full and half-day shifts.
“We would great appreciate the community’s help in the last days of the campaign. If anyone has the time to bell ring, it would help tremendously,” said Major Reckline. “This is a perfect activity for parents and families to spend time together while making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate.”
The locations include DC and Alexandria, and Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Contact information is available at SalvationArmyNCA.org. The contact information is below:
Lt. Nathan Bridges
Major Kim Feinauer
Major Curtis Sayre
|Prince Georges County
Lt. Pradeep Ramaji
|Prince William Corps
|Sherman Avenue NW
|Solomon G. Brown SE