The Salvation Army Western PA Division Rallies for Red Kettle Donations While Facing Fundraising Challenges

Dec 7, 2021 | by Stephanie Rex

PITTSBURGH, PA (December 7, 2021) – The Salvation Army Western PA Division is urging the community to donate to this year’s Red Kettle Campaign: Hope Marches On, as we continue to support families and individuals in need who are facing the many impacts of pandemic poverty.

So far, the division has raised $715,130 across 28 counties, about 30 percent of the total fundraising goal of $2.4 million.

The fundraising goal for Allegheny County is $569,000. So far, the county has raised $164,580, which is 29 percent of its total goal for Allegheny.

The following locations have raised less than 15% of their total goals and need the community’s increased support in funding critical, year-round services: Greenville, McKeesport, Washington, and Westside.

“If you are able to give, no matter the amount, your gift will make a difference for someone struggling.” said Major Gregory Hartshorn, Divisional Commander, The Salvation Army Western PA Division. “As we all continue to navigate the pandemic, we are making it easier than ever to give safely from the comfort of your own home by visiting our online kettle at www.salvationarmywpa.org/HopeMarchesOn. Every single donation is appreciated and helps us to do the most good in our region. Thanks to our generous sponsors, there are new opportunities of giving that can even double your impact this season.”

The Salvation Army Pittsburgh Temple Worship and Service Center Sponsor Match

Musuneggi Financial Group, a Red Kettle sponsor in the Mt. Lebanon area of Pittsburgh, will match all donations during this year’s Red Kettle Campaign up to $10,000 from Dec. 14 through Dec. 24. Each kettle stand in the South Hills will have its donations doubled during this timeframe thanks to the generous support of Musuneggi Financial Group.

The Salvation Army DuBois Worship and Service Center Sponsor Match

The Salvation Army DuBois Worship and Service Center is thrilled that Paris Uniform Services will match all donations during this year’s Red Kettle Campaign up to $25,000. Every donation made in the DuBois area through Dec. 24 will be matched by this generous company that is committed to Doing The Most Good in the local community. David Stern, CEO of Paris Companies, has been passionate about supporting The Salvation Army DuBois and is excited to inspire new donors to give this year.

Ways to Donate to The Salvation Army WPA Division Today:

  • Visit www.salvationarmywpa.org/HopeMarchesOn and donate online.
  • Donate digitally with Apple Pay or Google Pay at a physical red kettle.
  • Ask Amazon Alexa to donate by saying, “Alexa, donate to The Salvation Army,” then specifying the amount.
  • Give any amount by texting "KETTLES" to 51555.
  • With spare change and cash at a physical red kettle at your local retailer.
  • By rounding up your online or app purchase at Walmart through Dec. 28

The Salvation Army’s Annual Red Kettle Campaign supports families and individuals in need in YOUR community with services needed now more than ever:

  • Utility, Rental, and Food Assistance
  • Clothing and Other Basic Needs
  • Summer Camp Programs for Youth and Seniors
  • Holiday Meals and Christmas Gifts for Children

Volunteer bell ringers and additional kettle sites are always needed. Please call (412) 446-1500 to contact your local Salvation Army for more information.

We thank our Red Kettle Kickoff Sponsor in Allegheny County for continued support: PNC Bank.


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.


Contact:

Stephanie Rex, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division

Email  |  Office: (412) 446-1642  |  Cell: (412) 463-2942


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