The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division Almost Halfway to Red Kettle Goal

Dec 14, 2022

PITTSBURGH (December 14, 2022) The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division is aiming to raise $2.294 million before December 24, 2022. The Red Kettle Campaign, which supports families and individuals across 28 counties, ensures The Salvation Army can continue its critical services to our neighbors, which include feeding programs, rent and utility assistance, seasonal assistance, youth empowerment and spiritual programs.

So far, the Division has raised an estimated $1.1 million across 28 counties, about 47.5 percent of the total fundraising goal of $2.294 million. The fundraising goal for Allegheny County is $565,500. So far across the county, The Salvation Army has raised an estimated $227,680, 40 percent of the total goal for Allegheny. The Butler, Johnstown and Uniontown locations have raised less than 40 percent of their total goals and need the community’s increased support in funding critical, year-round services.

Donations made at red kettles throughout the area on Friday, December 9 will be matched by The Salvation Army USA Eastern Territorial Headquarters. This data is still being calculated. At this time, local donations are down year-over-year, but the need has increased.

“We would like to thank our generous corporate partners and community members who have already contributed to our most important fundraiser of the year,” said Major Gregory Hartshorn, Divisional Commander, The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division. “Thousands of families and individuals in our area are facing an uphill battle due to the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, inflation, evictions, job loss and more. With your help, we can continue to assist our neighbors in need all-year long.”

Every donation placed in a red kettle goes directly back into the community where it is received. Donations can also be made virtually at any time by visiting We thank our Allegheny County Red Kettle Kickoff Sponsor PNC Bank for their continued support. Monetary donations can now be dropped off directly at PNC branches throughout Western Pennsylvania.

The Salvation Army is still in need of volunteer bell ringers, which are a critical component of the iconic annual fundraiser. Visit to sign up for a shift or call your local Salvation Army Corps. There is also a community volunteer opportunity to help pack holiday meals for more than 1,000 isolated older adults in Pittsburgh. Click here to sign up to give back on Christmas Eve.

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, visit The Salvation Army … doing the most good for the most people in the most need.

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