Tune In: Kettle Kickoff Interview Btwn Dallas Cowboys’ Jerry Jones and Our National Commander

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Salvation Army officially kicks off our annual Christmas Red Kettle Campaign this Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, with the help of the Dallas Cowboys!

We’re pumped. The fun will start early in the morning with a LIVE interview from Cowboys stadium between team owner Jerry Jones and Salvation Army National Commander William Roberts.

You can tune in as they discuss the Christmas Kettle Kickoff and how donations raised during the holiday season will help meet needs in your local community all year long. Find your city and local affiliate on the chart below for air times:

Later that day, country music star Keith Urban will celebrate our Red Kettle Kickoff with an awesome performance during the Dallas Cowboys halftime show. The game and show will be nationally televised LIVE by FOX at 3:15 CT/4:15ET, so be sure to tune in!

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Our Red Kettles are even on CNN

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Salvation Army’s Major George Hood, National Community Relations and Development Secretary, appeared live on CNN yesterday with host Ali Velshi to discuss our 2010 Red Kettle Campaign.

As our iconic red kettles are already appearing on streets and by store fronts, Major Hood talked about how the money raised from this holiday tradition is critical in supporting local Army programs and services year round.

In case you missed the interview, we’ve got the video for you right here:

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NSAW Fact of the Day: Red Kettle Origin and Modern Traditions

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Did You Know…?

The Annual Red Kettle Christmas Campaign began in 1891 when a Salvation Army captain in San Francisco set up a crab pot at Oakland Ferry Landing to collect money for the poor at Christmas. The campaign has since become one of the longest-running and most recognizable fundraising efforts in the world. Kettles are now used in such distant lands as Korea, Japan, Chile and throughout Europe.

Since 1997, The Salvation Army has launched the Annual Red Kettle Christmas Campaign with a special halftime show performance at the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game. Previous performers have included Daughtry, Jonas Brothers, Kelly Clarkson, Toby Keith and Jessica Simpson. During this time period, The Salvation Army has raised more than $1.5 billion from the red kettles to support service efforts in communities nationwide.

Hit rock band Daughtry performed for The Salvation Army’s 2009 Red Kettle Kick-Off half time show during the Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day game.

In honor of National Salvation Army Week, everyday we are posting one interesting fact on our blog and an event on our website demonstrating how Salvation Army’s across the country are celebrating. Click here for more information on the history of National Salvation Army Week.

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The value of volunteers

Thursday, April 16, 2015
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National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, recognizes the work of volunteers for causes and charities nationwide. By Christin Davis –  Despite evidence that it leads to health benefits and…

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Youtube Talents Encourages Viewers to Donate to The Salvation Army

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

This year’s Rock the Red Kettle Concert was incredible! We were blessed to have talented artists such as Shawn Mendes, Becky G, R5, Bea Miller, Exist Elsewhere, and…

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You Helped us Rock it This Year!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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This year’s Rock the Red Kettle Concert truly ROCKED! We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Doing The Most Good than with thousands of fans and…

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Boston Woman Honors Husband’s Memory With Unique Donation

Thursday, December 4, 2014
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With our 124th Red Kettle Campaign in full swing, every day until Christmas our bell ringers are witnessing the love and generosity of supporters. While typical contributions to our red kettles…

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Interview with Nicky Benson, author of ‘The Spirit of Christmas’

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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With the Christmas season approaching, it’s easy to get wrapped up with the ever growing list of to-dos like buying gifts, baking, attending and throwing parties, that often…

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Shorter Giving Season Affecting The Salvation Army’s Fundraising Efforts

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign will be collecting donations for five fewer days this year due to a late Thanksgiving holiday. This timing along with widespread winter…

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Three Contestants Beat Bell Ringing World Record at 105 Hours

Monday, December 9, 2013
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After five grueling days of non-stop bell ringing, the three contenders for the Salvation Army World Bell Ringing record agreed to jointly lay their bells down after 105…

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