Kettles Making Change in Solano County
The Salvation Army Red Kettles Collecting Money for Those in Need
The holidays have official come to Solano County. The proof? The familiar sight and sound of red aprons, kettles and bells, all signaling the start of the The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign.
November 18 kicked off the holiday season with the kettles – about 25 of them throughout Solano County – to bring in funds that sustain the charity throughout the year. The money raised helps pay for food panties, Christmas toys for children and funds to help those most in need pay for rent and electricity.
“The Salvation Army relies very heavily on the income from the Red Kettle.” said Captain Jonathan Harvey, The Salvation Army Solano County Coordinator.
Between the Very Cherry Red Kettle Kickoff at the Jelly Belly Factory on November 18, and kettles out in Solano County, The Salvation Army has raised $70,000 so far but need to collect $200,000 by Christmas Eve.
“The goal of $200,000 is not just a number we are hoping to achieve, it’s the actual amount we need to maintain the services we currently offer.” Said Harvey.
People can also donate by texting RINGITON to 71777. From there, texters will be sent a link to which they can securely enter their credit card information and make their donation. Donations can also be mailed to PO Box 1644 Suisun City, CA 94585.
For information on how you can help The Salvation Army, please call (707) 439-7880.
Rachel K. Strack
The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
586 East Wigeon Way | Suisun City, CA 94585
(707) 439-7900 | Rachel.Strack@usw.SalvationArmy.org | www.GoKroc.org