Cook Ford Gives to The Salvation Army and Kicks Off the Red Kettle Campaign

Texas City, TX (November 9, 2019) – Cook Ford in Texas City is providing the use of four vehicles to The Salvation Army for their 2020 Red Kettle campaign. Major Nathanael Doria, Commanding Officer of The Salvation Army in Galveston County said, “It is hard to adequately express how grateful we are for this wonderful donation. There is a lot of driving involved during this season and we have a small, aging fleet of vehicles which are already in use for our current programs. This gift will make it easier for us to manage the campaign that stretches across our great county.”

Owner Kedge Cook says, “We have been blessed at Cook Ford, and it is the responsibility of those who have received much to give back to the community. We are happy to partner with The Salvation Army in this effort.”

In addition, Cook Ford will host a Kettle Kick-off event at the dealership on Friday, November 20 at 11:30. Friends of The Salvation Army are invited to come by for a ribbon cutting and to celebrate the start of the season. The kettle season officially starts on Black Friday, but this year Walmart is opening their doors to The Salvation Army on November 21 and Hobby Lobby has already started allowing bell ringers to stand at their doors. Some experts believe that giving will be down substantially this year due to the effects of the corona virus and many retailers are trying to help any way they can.

“Public contributions to the Red Kettle Campaign enable The Salvation Army to deliver emergency assistance and support to individuals and families who come to us in crisis, often at the very worst times of their life,” continued Major Doria. “You’ll see our red kettles and bell ringers throughout the county until Christmas Eve. With more people coming to us for help than ever before, please don’t forget to give to The Salvation Army red kettles this season.”

Volunteers are crucial to the success of the Red Kettle campaign throughout November and December. It’s easier than ever for individuals, families, groups and businesses to sign up this year! Go to and select the location, day and time you would like to ring. We hope to see you at the kettle!

To give without going to a kettle, secure donations can be made online at or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY. For more information on the local Salvation Army, visit the website above or call. Contact: Holly McDonald, Communications Director: 409-939-9013

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 81 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.