The Salvation Army Red Kettles Falling Behind

Donations Needed to Reach Annual Fundraising Goal

Galveston County Red Kettle QR

Galveston County, Texas (December 12, 2019) – With less than two weeks to go of bell ringing until Christmas, The Salvation Army finds itself falling behind the red kettle goal for 2019. The annual Red Kettle Campaign is The Salvation Army’s primary fundraiser and raises essential funds to operate year-round programs that make a difference in the lives of people in Galveston County.

“The bell-ringing season is a whole week shorter than usual because Thanksgiving fell so late this year,” said Captain Nathanael Doria, Commanding Officer of The Salvation Army in Galveston County. “Less days of kettles has resulted in us falling significantly behind as we work towards our 2019 kettle goal of $250,000. We have currently raised $60,506, less than 25% of the goal and are praying that the community will dig-deep in the remaining days of the season to ensure that we can continue to provide help to those who come to us for assistance, often at a time of crisis in their lives with nowhere else to turn.”

The Salvation Army bells will continue to ring outside stores through Christmas Eve and the organization is optimistic that with the communities support they can still reach their fundraising goal. “We are so grateful for the ongoing financial support and generosity shown to The Salvation Army. Every dollar helps!” said Captain Doria. “These contributions stay right here in Galveston County and mean that we can serve a meal to someone who is hungry, keep the lights on for a family struggling to pay a utility bill, and provide a pathway to self-sufficiency for struggling families in our community.”

Donations to Galveston County Kettle Campaign can be made online at http://bit.ly/GCKettles or by phone at 409-939-9013.

Volunteers are crucial to the success of the red kettle campaign. It’s not too late and is easier than ever for individuals, families, groups and businesses to sign up as a volunteer bell-ringer! Go to www.RegisterToRing.com and select the location, day and time you would like to ring.

For more information on the Red Kettle Campaign, Angel Tree or any other Salvation Army program, please call 409-939-9013 or visit us at www.SalvationArmyGalvestonCounty.org.

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.