Tune in Wednesday: Robert Davi Performance

Monday, December 19, 2011
Robert Davi and Major George Hood of The Salvation Army

Actor and Recording Artist Robert Davi will perform his single “Mistletoe and Holly” on Wednesday’s Fox & Friends morning show.

Originally sung by crooner Frank Sinatra, his version of the Christmas classic is benefiting The Salvation Army’s 120th annual Red Kettle Campaign. The generous (and talented!) Davi is giving 100% of the proceeds from the sales of the song to The Salvation Army.

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Ringing Strong for the Record

Friday, December 16, 2011
Daniel Perry in Pittsburg, KS ringing that bell.

Overnight, Salvation Army volunteer bell ringers who are ringing for a world record, faced a plethora of conditions that have challenged their endurance –  fatigue, hunger, cold weather…

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San Francisco Rocks the Square

Thursday, December 15, 2011
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San Francisco’s Union Square was jam packed December 9 with music lovers, Salvation Army supporters and bell ringers as local bands and musicians performed at the Golden State…

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The Dallas Cowboys’ Holiday Wish

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Even the Dallas Cowboys have a Christmas wish this year! The NFL team is asking friends and supporters of the team to help them raise $50,000 in support of The Salvation Army “Doing the Most Good” for the most in need.

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Sam’s Club Grants Wishes For Families in Need

Thursday, December 15, 2011
NFL Players' Wives and Salvation Army employees gather for a picture at Sam's Club of Philadelphia

The wish lists of 200 families in need were fulfilled on Thursday, December 8, during Sam’s Club’s fifth annual Dream Drive.

The generous retailer, in collaboration with The Salvation Army and the Off the Field professional football players’ wives association, made the nationwide event possible by donating $200,000 to families in Philadelphia, Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Indianapolis, and Charlotte. That’s $1,000 per family!

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Friday, December 9: Realtor Ring Day

Thursday, December 8, 2011
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Friday, December 9 is Realtor Ring Day! Participating Realtor groups in 11 states will take part in the 2nd annual event which brings real estate agents out from their soon-to-be-sold-homes and into the streets to ring bells at Salvation Army red kettle locations.

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Salvation Army’s Vintage TV Ads

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Burl Ives encourages viewers to donate to The Salvation Army in an old public service ad.

We always enjoy reading the fun stories and the innovative ideas of The Salvation Army’s Western Territory on their blog Expect Change.

Lately, we’ve been loving their posts that feature Salvation Army TV advertisements from back in the day. The old commercials were discovered by the West’s MultiMedia Ministries staff and we’re thankful that they made them available for everyone to see!

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Honor Society: “Doing the Most Good” 24/7

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The guys behind the band Honor Society have been on the road nonstop lately, performing at venues across the U.S. and Canada in support of The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. They may be rocking out at night but in between concerts, the guys spend their days volunteering at various Salvation Army locations; serving food, washing dishes, and offering a listening ear to the less fortunate who rely on The Salvation Army for food, shelter and support each day.

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Big Time Rush Serves Thanksgiving Dinner

Monday, December 5, 2011
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Hit band Big Time Rush, who is slotted to perform at The Salvation Army’s Rock the Red Kettle Concert in Los Angeles on December 17, spent their Thanksgiving holiday serving food to folks in need at a Salvation Army shelter in Dallas.

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National Commander Rings the Bells

Friday, December 2, 2011
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Commissioner William A. Roberts, National Commander of The Salvation Army, decided to forego his lunch break today to ring bells at a red kettle location outside of Starbucks in Old Town Alexandria, VA.
Standing in the cold with a bell in one hand, a coffee occasionally in the other and always a grateful smile on his face, Commissioner Roberts wished passersby a Merry Christmas and offered a boisterous “thank you” to all who donated to the kettle.

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