I heard the bells at Rock the Red Kettle!

Saturday, December 17, 2011
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Bell ringing record breaking fever is everywhere.

I am in Los Angeles for The Salvation Army’s second annual Rock the Red Kettle concert at Universal’s CityWalk. Check that out here. This morning while I was in the lobby of my hotel, I heard that familiar ring of The Salvation Army bell. Like Pavlov’s dog my ears perked up and I began to search out that oh-so-familiar sound.

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Rock the Red Kettle with us TONIGHT!

Saturday, December 17, 2011
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We’re getting ready to Rock the Red Kettle!!

Despite cloudy skies and sprinkles, artists and bands such as Greyson Chance, Honor Society, Cody Simpson, Colby Caillat, Drake Bell and Hanson are roaming the stage area and performing sound checks to ensure they rock out the crowd tonight at The Salvation Army’s 2nd annual Rock the Red Kettle concert!

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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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Join us for the 2nd Annual Rock the Red Kettle Concert

Friday, December 9, 2011
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Our 2nd annual Rock the Red Kettle concert is happening in only one week! We hope you’ll jingle-bell rock out with us on December 17.

In an effort to reach young philanthropists and to promote The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign, the night will include performances by well-known pop-rock bands like Honor Society, Hanson, Colbie Caillat & Greyson Chance. Other performers include Nickelodeon Star and musician, Drake Bell.

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Walmart Donates $1 Million to Red Kettles

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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The Salvation Army received a generous $1 million donation from the Walmart Foundation in support of our 120th annual Red Kettle Campaign. The company has been a valued partner in helping The Salvation Army’s efforts to combat hunger – a problem that the company is passionate about ending.

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Detroit: World’s Largest Red Kettle

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Detroit resident builds world’s largest kettle as a thank you to The Salvation Army for the help that was provided to him.

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Update: Honor Society Will Rock the Red Kettle in More Cities!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Worried you might miss Honor Society perform during their Rock the Red Kettle national tour this holiday season? We have some good news- the band has released even more concert dates in more cities across the country!

Here’s the complete list of Honor Society concert dates so far (click on the city to RSVP and grab your tickets!):

Orlando, FL: November 26

Atlanta, GA: November 27

Teaneck, NJ: November 29

New York, NY: November 30

Boston, MA: December 1

Montreal, Canada: December 2

Toronto, Canada: December 3

West Chester, PA: December 4

Vienna, VA: December 5

Nashville, TN: December 6

Detroit, MI: December 7

Chicago, IL: December 8

Cleveland, OH: December 9

Pittsburgh, PA: December 10

St. Louis, MO: December 12

Phoenix, AZ: December 15

Los Angeles, CA: December 18

For the second year in a row, Honor Society is helping The Salvation Army create awareness for our Christmas Red Kettle collections. We’re especially excited to rock out this year. Why? Because not only is Honor Society’s newest album A Tale of Risky Business, Pt. 2 REALLY GOOD, but this is The Salvation Army’s 120th year of collecting donations for the poor at Christmas red kettles.

That’s right- since 1891 those iconic red kettles and familiar bells have been bringing in donations so that The Salvation Army can serve others in need.

Join us as we rock out in celebration of another great season of giving!

For updates, check back here or looks us up on Facebook or Twitter.

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Almost there…Red Kettle Kickoff Talent to be announced TONIGHT!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, photographers and The Salvation Army – Oh My! As promised, we’re *on the scene* blogging live from Madison Square Gardens in New York City and…

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Stay Tuned…Red Kettle Kickoff Talent To Be Revealed Tomorrow!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Just one more day!

We are so eager to tell the world who will be performing at this year’s Salvation Army Kettle Kickoff…but alas, the big news will have to wait until tomorrow!

The kickoff talent will be announced at a press conference at Madison Square Gardens in New York City tomorrow evening. I’ll be live blogging and updating our Facebook and Twitter pages from the scene so you can get all of the updates and video footage in real time!

The Kettle kickoff is one of The Salvation Army’s favorite holiday traditions. Each year, we “kick off” our season of red kettle collections with a promotional concert at the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium on Thanksgiving Day. The talent to-be-revealed will perform live during the game’s halftime show.

Previous acts have included the Jonas Brothers, Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rimes, Toby Keith, Destiny’s Child, and Keith Urban. Those are tough acts to follow, but we promise – this year’s talent is not to be missed!

Who do you think will be performing? We’d love to hear your guesses! Here’s a hint: the talent is not a country artist/group.

Check back here for updates. You can also find updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Ring my Bell: Your Online Red Kettle is Waiting!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Salvation Army red kettles will soon be set up across the country for the holiday season. With over 25,000 collection kettles set up across the country, it’s hard to miss the iconic sights and sounds of a Salvation Army bell ringer outside of your local grocer. Those faithful, sometimes very cold volunteers make The Salvation Army’s work possible. Last year alone we raised $142 million for the poor – all from red kettle collections!

This year, we’re making it as easy as ever for you to spread joy and help others this Christmas.

We’re excited to introduce the latest Salvation Army development: the online red kettle! The new online kettle system allows you to set up your own personal kettle and ring a virtual bell via email and social networking – all from home!

Once you register at www.onlineredkettle.org, you can start an individual, company or team kettle campaign and begin collecting donations from family and friends. Those interested in joining your kettle group can search for your name on the home page. It’s as simple as registering online!

All of the donations that you collect in your kettle will help feed hungry families, provide presents for needy children, heat the homes of struggling senior citizens, and bless millions in need. You can even track your progress and start a little friendly competition– all donations are in real time. Click here to get started.

Join thousands of ringers across the country by becoming a virtual bell ringer today! Your kettle is waiting – visit www.onlineredkettle.org to start spreading the joy! To learn more about how your collections will benefit those in need, please visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org.

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