RKKO 2014 next week

WISH-TV anchor and Salvation Army Advisory Board member Eric Halvorson at the 2013 Red Kettle Christmas Campaign Kick-Off.

The Salvation Army will kick off its Red Kettle Christmas Campaign with a public ceremony at 11:00 am Wednesday, November 12.  The event will be held at The Salvation Army’s Headquarters located at 3100 N. Meridian St.  Participating in the event will be Indianapolis Chief of Staff for Mayor Greg Ballard – Jason Dudich, Kroger CEO Jeff Burt, WISH-TV 8’s Eric Halvorson and Lauren Lowery, WIBC’s the Chicks on the Right, The St. Richard’s School Dragonettes, and The Salvation Army Brass Ensemble.

The goal for this year’s campaign is $3.3 million. The money raised will go toward supporting Salvation Army programs and services throughout central Indiana.  Soon The Salvation Army Red Kettle, one of the most recognizable symbols of Christmas, will be appearing at more than 140 locations throughout central Indiana.  You can help The Salvation Army by making your donation at one of these locations or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

You can also help by volunteering to ring a bell at a kettle location near you.  Just go to RegisterToRing.com and sign up to ring a bell at a time and location that’s convenient for you.  To find out about other seasonal volunteer opportunities visit our volunteer page by clicking here.

Last year, through the generosity of Hoosiers,  The Salvation Army was able to provide more than 107,000 safe nights of shelter and 509,000 meals for those in need in our community.  With your help, we will again be able to serve our neighbors in need in 2015.