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Every year our National Headquarters staff picks their favorite photos of the year and posts them to their blog on December 31st. Each of the photos chosen this year were snapped by my colleague John Docter! The photos provide a great glimpse into The Salvation Army’s world, complete with young musicians, officers (pastors) in training, and notables like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jeremy Lin and Luc Robitaille joining us to serve needy people who God loves!
This year’s Rock the Red Kettle Concert was incredible! We were blessed to have talented artists such as Shawn Mendes, Becky G, R5, Bea Miller, Exist Elsewhere, and Josh Levi grace the stage in support of our 124th Red Kettle Campaign. What we didn’t know that night was that watching from the audience was a pair of talented young women who not only heard our message about Doing The Most good and giving back this holiday season, but took it upon themselves to help us spread the word.
If you’re active in social media, you’ve probably seen a lot about The Salvation Army’s #RedKettleReason campaign this year. We’re asking the millions of do gooders who support our Army to tell us why they give. So far, more than 62,000 #RedKettleReasons have been shared.
Like people, companies have values. And they often have hearts too. Two grocery stores and one beauty product company decided that they could do some good this Christmas season for people in need by going a little above and beyond.
Major Butch Soriano has reached the halfway mark in his quest to ring the bell at his kettle for 150 hours!
US Marines in full dress uniform! Yep, I thought that might get your attention. This time of year The Salvation Army in Southern California gets to see a lot of the Marines. For the last three years, we’ve been the distribution partner for their famous Toys for Tots campaign. It’s estimated that we’ll get a whopping 150,000 toys from them to give to kids whose families are struggling to provide Christmas this year!
Yesterday morning at “zero dark thirty” – 4:00AM to be exact – Major Butch Soriano took up his bell and starting ringing at his kettle in front of the Walmart in Murrieta, California. “Why so early, Major Butch?,” you ask. He’s on a quest for bellringing history.
Real estate professionals are working hard in EVERY community in the US to make life better for people. We simply can’t thank them enough for the wonderful work they do through The Salvation Army on Realtor Ring Day, Real Estate Wednesdays and through the Christmas CanTree!