The Campbell River Salvation Army 25th annual red Christmas Kettle Campaign will be kicked off with the sound of a buzzer this holiday season. The Salvation Army has been invited on behalf of the Campbell River Storm to do the Official Christmas Kettle Kick-off or “Face-Off” at the November 30th home game as the Storm face their arch-rivals… the Glacier Kings. Game starts Sunday November 30th at 4 p.m.
“The Campbell River Storm is proud to partner with the Salvation Army to help raise awareness to the needs of those who are less fortunate in our community”, said Wes Roed, Storm Governor.
The Salvation Army brass ensemble will open the game with O’Canada and play Christmas Carols between periods.
“The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign is a fundraising effort that occurs each year during the Christmas season. Red Kettles are found in 10 locations across our community and is an opportunity for people to donate whatever funds they can to support the work of The Salvation Army during the Christmas season and throughout the year”, said Captain Gordon Taylor.
“For too many in our community, the necessities of life needed for basic human dignity are out of reach. Poverty is the root cause that puts dignity out of reach for hundreds in our community, making access to everyday needs, like food, clothing and shelter, difficult. Funds raised through donations made at Christmas Kettles support our work at the Lighthouse Centre downtown, providing direct, compassionate, hands-on service to people in need each year, restoring hope and dignity to those who might otherwise remain invisible in society”, responded Sean Junglas, Community Ministries Director.
– Contributed by the Campbell River Salvation Army