Reasor’s Helps Kickoff the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle CampaignPosted on November 8th, 2018
Every year the Christmas season brings many traditions, and one familiar sight is the cheery Salvation Army bell ringers collecting change in bright red kettles. The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Fundraiser will kick off this year on Friday, November 9th. On this day, Reasor’s will match all donations from 10 am to 7 pm, up to $5,000. Salvation Army bell ringers will be at 15 Reasor’s locations, excluding Tahlequah, Claremore and Langley, throughout this Christmas season.
Last year, $6,338.01 was collected at Reasor’s stores on Kick Off Day. On the 2016 kickoff day, $12,597.35 was collected at Reasor’s which earned The Salvation Army the $5,000 Reasor’s kettle match.
“The Tulsa Salvation Army will help over 3,500 families over the holidays,” said Captain Ken Chapman, local area commander of The Salvation Army. “Those 3,500 families’ means nearly 12,000 people of all ages who need assistance,” he said. The Salvation Army also unveiled a new addition to the iconic red kettles: a GivingJar. The device attached to the kettle tripod allows donors to “dip” their credit card to make a $3 donation. The information is transmitted through a 3G network providing added security for donors as no information is retained in the device.
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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 110 years in Tulsa. 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 to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Comprised of nine local facilities, The Salvation Army Tulsa Area Command includes the Center of Hope shelter and social services center and six local Boys & Girls Clubs.