The Salvation Army Launches Red Kettle Door Hanger Campaign This Week in Washington County
WASHINGTON, Pa. (November 3, 2021) – The Washington Salvation Army is bringing its iconic red kettle to the comfort of your home again this year, with a door hanger campaign giving the community the chance to donate safely and easily to this year’s Red Kettle Campaign: Hope Marches On.
Salvation Army officers and volunteers will begin to canvass neighborhoods in Washington County this week, simply by placing door hangers that contain Red Kettle Campaign information and ways to donate on the front doorknobs of local homes. The door hangers contain a return envelope for donors to easily give via check or online in the spirit of the season.
Other Salvation Army locations participating in this year’s door hanger campaign include: New Castle, North Boroughs, Steel Valley, DuBois, Punxsutawney, Aliquippa, and McKeesport.
“This is the second year we are using the Red Kettle Door Hanger Campaign as we are excited to make it even easier for people to give and to support their neighbors in need,” said Washington Salvation Army Captain Amber Imhoff. “We know many families continue to struggle with pandemic poverty, and every dollar donated demonstrates to them that Hope Marches On. If you can give this year, we ask that you give what you can – every donation makes a difference.”
The Salvation Army’s Annual Red Kettle Campaign supports families and individuals in need in YOUR community with:
- Utility, Rental, and Food Assistance
- Clothing and Other Basic Needs
- Low to No Cost Youth and Senior Programming
- Holiday Meals and Christmas Gifts for Children
During Fiscal Year 2020, The Washington Salvation Army provided:
- Support for 21,984 local individuals in need
- 8,246 meals
- 54,991 snacks
- 61,917 grocery orders
- 26,589 bags of food through our Love in a Backpack program for children
- Shoes for 657 children through the Best Foot Forward Effort
- 8,229 toys for children
The Salvation Army Western PA Division will station its physical red kettles at local retailers beginning in November, where people can donate to support local feeding programs and more in the spirit of the season. Physical kettle locations will also offer Google and Apple Pay, providing a contactless, easy way to give.
Give online to the Red Kettle Campaign today: www.salvationarmywpa.org/HopeMarchesOn
Volunteer bell ringers and additional kettle sites are always needed. Please call (412) 446-1500 to contact your local Salvation Army for more information.
Celebrating over 150 years of global service as both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 132 countries worldwide. The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, log on to www.wpa.salvationarmy.org The Salvation Army … doing the most good for the most people in the most need.
Stephanie Rex, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division
Email | Office: (412) 446-1642 | Cell: (412) 463-2942