Kenny Chesney to Kick-Off 122nd Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign

Sunday, October 28, 2012
28 October 2012:  of the Dallas Cowboys during the press conference announcing Kenny Chesney as the performer for the 2012 Thanksgiving Day Salvation Army Red Kettle Halftime show performer at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.  The Cowboys will play the Washington Redskins that afternoon.  Photo by James D. Smith

Strap on your dancing boots! We are thrilled to announce that country music superstar, Kenny Chesney will kick-off The Salvation Army’s 122nd annual Red Kettle Campaign with a…

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20 Contestants. 20 Cities. Hours of Bell Ringing to Support Red Kettle Campaign and Set World Record

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Captain Nick Montgomery with Caleb Stokes and Leilan McNally in Indianapolis.

We’re more than 6 hours into the first ever Salvation Army World Record Bell Ringing Contest. More than 20 Salvation Army volunteers are competing to see who can…

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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 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, and the fans who collect the most donations for people in need have a chance to win! You can checkout rules and details at, 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 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 or our website at

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

While you were out enjoying time with loved ones, or getting that last minute Christmas shopping wrapped up, chances are you came across one of our 25,000 bell…

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6 Reasons to #RocktheRedKettle With Us Tomorrow!

Friday, December 5, 2014

We’re gearing up for our fifth annual Rock The Red Kettle concert! Thousands of fans are expected to converge at L.A. Live tomorrow in downtown Los Angeles, with countless…

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Monday, November 17, 2014

With our 124th Red Kettle Campaign almost underway, we’re curious to know: What’s your motivation for grabbing loose change before approaching a Red Kettle bell ringer outside of…

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Shawn Mendes and Becky G to Headline Fifth Annual Rock the Red Kettle Concert Benefitting The Salvation Army

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  It’s that time of year again! We are excited to announce that The Salvation Army will host the fifth annual Rock the Red Kettle concert at L.A….

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Gearing Up For #RocktheRedKettle Tonight – Watch it LIVE!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

 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

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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