To Garner Support & Start the 2013 Red Kettle Season
The Salvation Army (TSA) of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties is pleased to announce the Kettle Kickoff, an event to start the 2013 Red Kettle Season for Lee/Hendry/Glades, Charlotte, and Collier counties. The Kettle Kickoff will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 15th at the Coconut Point mall, outdoors in front of Teavana (23106 Fashion Drive, Estero FL). The event will feature holiday music, and representatives from each of The Salvation Army groups will be present to begin the season.
Representatives from The Salvation Army of Lee/Hendry/Glades, Charlotte, and Collier counties will be at the event to announce their individual goals and the collective Southwest Florida Red Kettle goal. They will also thank the community for its generous support for this annual fundraising effort. Major Tom Louden (Lee, Hendry, Glades), Major Dan Proctor (Collier), and Captain Josue Prieto (Charlotte) will be available for interviews.
The event will also feature holiday music to celebrate the occasion. Children from Bobbie Noonan’s Child Care will be singing Christmas carols as they make the first donations into the red kettle for the season. The Salvation Army traditional brass band ensemble will also be playing Christmas tunes to usher in the season.
The Salvation Army is currently looking for volunteers to ring bells during the Red Kettle Season. If you are interested in volunteering, call 239-841-9204 for Lee, Hendry & Glades counties; 239-775-9447 for Collier County; and 941-629-3170 for Charlotte County.
About The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest 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 for the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Over ninety cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyleecounty.