Blizzard Forces Stop to Red Kettle Campaign for First Time in Minnesota History

Monday, December 13, 2010

Blizzard conditions have wreaked havoc across the Midwest since this weekend. By all indications, it’s BAD.

So bad that for the first time in history, The Salvation Army’s Northern Division has had to cancel bell ringing and pull Red Kettles from the streets and store fronts!

The unprecedented event even made the top headline on the national news website Drudge Report.

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The Northern Division, which covers Minnesota and North Dakota, is concerned the blizzard will put them significantly behind in fundraising, and they expect to be short $500,000 in the Twin Cities alone.

The loss of these funds will directly affect the work of The Salvation Army’s feeding programs, food pantries, homeless shelters and the countless other services they provide in Minnesota and North Dakota.

If you’d like to help The Salvation Army beat this blizzard, go to http://www.thesalarmy.org/cont/donate.htm to learn how to donate to The Salvation Army’s efforts in the Twin Cities and all across the country.

Thanks for your help!

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Kickin’ Off This Year’s Red Kettle Campaign Is…

Monday, October 25, 2010

The wait is over! Our National Advisory Board Chair Charlotte Jones Anderson made the announcement on ESPN’s Monday Night Football this evening…

Three-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban has been named the featured performer for this year’s Salvation Army’s Kettle Kickoff! That means you get to watch him rock out during the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game halftime show on November 25 aired on FOX. (Read our official press release here)

But instead of watching from your couch, how would you like to catch all the action live at Cowboys Stadium?

As a part of the Kettle Kickoff promotion, fans will have an opportunity to win an expense-paid trip to the game to see Keith’s performance and watch Dallas take on last year’s Super Bowl champs, the New Orleans Saints. Just signup to be an Online Red Kettle virtual bell ringer at www.onlineredkettle.org, and the fans who collect the most donations for people in need have a chance to win! You can checkout rules and details at www.onlineredkettle.org, but the contest has started and there’s no time to waste, so we’re including key info below as well.

May the best virtual bell ringer win!

Eligibilty: The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older, residing in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Employees, soldiers and officers affiliated with The Salvation Army and their family members are eligible to participate.

Contest Time Period: The Contest runs from October 25, 2010 through Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 12 noon ET.

How to Sign Up: Participants can sign up for individual Online Red Kettles on the Internet at www.onlineredkettle.org and following the directions provided.

Prize Package: The prize package includes:

* Two game tickets to the November 25, 2010, Thanksgiving Day game between the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX

* Two field-level passes to the Keith Urban half-time performance

* One-night hotel stay for two persons at the Gaylord Hotel & Convention Center in Dallas in a single room with two queen-sized beds

* Two round-trip coach-class airline tickets from U.S. destinations (excluding U.S. territories and outlying areas) on a major commercial carrier, subject to seat availability

Winner: The participant whose individual Online Red Kettle has the highest monetary total of donations as of November 21, 2010 at 12 noon ET, will be declared the winner.

Tie-Breaker: In the event that more than one kettle has the exact same total, the person whose kettle was registered in the Online Red Kettle system first will be declared the winner.

Notification: The winner will be notified via the e-mail address they used to register their individual Online Red Kettle.

General Conditions: No purchase necessary.
Again, for more contest details please visit www.OnlineRedKettle.org or our website at www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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Gearing Up For #RocktheRedKettle Tonight – Watch it LIVE!

Saturday, December 7, 2013
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 A crowd of committed fans have been gathered at Universal City Walk’s “5 Towers” venue since 9:00 a.m. this morning for what we hope will be our biggest,…

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5 Reasons to #RockTheRedKettle Tomorrow

Friday, December 6, 2013
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We’re gearing up for what will likely be our biggest, most exciting Rock The Red Kettle yet. Thousands of fans are expected to converge on Universal CityWalk Hollywood tomorrow,…

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How Your Kettle Donations Help Families Like “Jack’s”

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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  The following was contributed by Major Mark Brown, Area Commander for The Salvation Army Coastal Alabama Area Command and featured as part of AL.com’s “Neediest Families” Campaign. Visit http://www.al.com/neediest-families/ to read…

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Emblem3 to Perform at Saturday’s Rock the Red Kettle Concert!

Monday, December 2, 2013
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We’re excited to announce that Emblem3 will be performing at The Salvation Army’s 4th annual Rock the Red Kettle concert this Saturday. Comprised of brothers Keaton and Wesley…

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Fourth Annual Rock the Red Kettle Concert is Right Around the Corner!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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We are less than two weeks away from our fourth annual Rock the Red Kettle Concert! The free concert will take place at Universal City Walk’s “5 Towers”…

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Austin Mahone to Headline Fourth Annual Rock the Red Kettle Concert Benefiting The Salvation Army!

Thursday, November 14, 2013
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Ready for it…. We are thrilled to announce that The Salvation Army will host the fourth annual Rock the Red Kettle Concert at Universal City Walk’s “5 Towers”…

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Selena Gomez Talks Online Red Kettle With Ryan Seacrest

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
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24 hours after announcing her support of The Salvation Army’s 123rd Red Kettle Campaign with a performance at our Kick-Off show Thanksgiving Day, Selena Gomez went On-Air with…

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Salvation Army Volunteer Among Inspiring Youth Honored by Kevin Spacey at National Award Ceremony

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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In recognition of Salvation Army Week, we would like to take this chance and highlight two inspiring youth volunteers. The 18th annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit of…

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