Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle Campaign is back


Last updated 11/7/2023 at 5:33pm

The Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle Campaign is back in Orange, ushering in the festive spirit of Christmas.  The Red Kettle Campaign is The Salvation Army's primary fundraising initiative, providing life-changing programs and services throughout the year, including food assistance programs, shelter for people experiencing homelessness, emergency financial assistance, youth programs, and disaster response.

"From its humble origins in 1891 when a Salvation Army Captain used a crab pot to collect funds in San Francisco, the Red Kettle Campaign has grown to become one of the most recognized charitable initiatives worldwide," said Captain Dante Salgado of The Salvation Army in Orange. "The funds raised in the Red Kettle will serve as a lifeline in our community, offering essential assistance, including nourishment, shelter, and vital social services to people during their greatest need."

Red Kettles will be stationed outside area stores and local businesses, Monday-Saturday, from the beginning of November to Christmas Eve. Last year, The Salvation Army raised $58,231.33 and is hoping to raise $70,000 this season to support our community. 

"We are grateful for the spirit of giving in our community and for the unwavering support we receive from our generous donors and corporate partners," added Captain Salgado. "Together, we can ignite hope and support people in our community who are in the most need."

The Salvation Army is also looking for volunteers to ring the bells at the Red Kettle. Sign up by and following the prompts or calling 409-291-8400.  

 Visit or call 409-291-8400 to donate or learn more about how you can support The Salvation Army this Christmas. 


About The Salvation Army 

The Salvation Army annually helps nearly 24 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at nearly 7,000 centers of operation around the country. For more information, visit Follow us on X @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.


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