As part of The Salvation Army’s Angel Giving Tree program, more than 150 volunteers in Oklahoma City assembled a record 658 bikes for local children in need!
The ‘Bucks for Bikes’ program, which began in 2006 with just 44 bikes, raised $26,000 to purchase the bikes directly from Huffy’s California plant. What a great community of volunteers!
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.
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.
While typical contributions to our red kettles usually involve dollars and coins, on occasion, one of our 25,000 volunteer bell ringers will receive a donation that stands out. We’re only eight days into The Salvation Army’s current Red Kettle Campaign and we’re already hearing stories about unique gifts from kettle passersby.