Kudos and enormous thanks to the Southlake Rotarians who participated in the annual Salvation Army’s “Kettle Campaign,”/bell ringing on December 5th and December 12th!
Major David A. Leonard of the Salvation Army reported that our Club/bell ringers raised $856.28 on December 5th, the largest single kettle income for that day, also surpassing any single kettle income day thus far this year. In large part, we believe Jon Glover aka Santa Claus had a lot to do with that overflowing kettle! The kids loved that Santa appeared in front of Hobby Lobby in Southlake! We are looking forward to hearing from Major Leonard on the December 12th kettle income!
The Red Kettle Campaign — which runs from Thanksgiving to Christmas — typically accounts for about one-third of the total amount of money raised by the Salvation Army in an entire year.
This year was a bit different from others in that volunteers wore masks and practiced social distancing. And, an alternative to cash or coins were offered, with donors encouraged to use QR codes, which were placed on the kettles. The code can be scanned using the camera on your phone, which takes you to a site to make a contactless donation to the Salvation Army through Apple Pay or Google Pay.
For those who have a volunteer heart, you can also be a bell ringer from home! If you go to virtualredkettlentx.org, you can host a virtual kettle and share across social media to raise money. Thank you so much, Southlake Rotarians, for helping put this great team of volunteers together and helping the Salvation Army meet the needs of our community.
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