Red Kettle

Community
3:15 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Red Kettle Collections Falling Behind

The Red Kettle Christmas Campaign isn’t seeing as much green as the Salvation Army would like in Western Pennsylvania.

According to the nearly 150-year-old charity, 24 of the 39 Worship and Service Centers are trailing behind last year’s pace. Allegheny County is off by more than $37,500. The charity hopes to raise $577,000 in the county.

Major William Bode, divisional commander of the Salvation Army’s Western Pennsylvania Division, said the popularity of online shopping could be one reason for lag in donations.

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Community
4:52 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Across PA, Salvation Army's Red Kettles Need More Green

The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division’s Red Christmas Kettle Campaign is trailing last year’s numbers by more than $312,000.

Thirty-five of the Salvation Army’s 39 divisional facilities are falling short of their goals, including those in Braddock, Homewood and Pittsburgh’s Northside.

The Salvation Army has a goal of raising $687,500 this holiday season in Allegheny County and more than $2.7 million in Western Pennsylvania. But with two weeks before Christmas, that might not happen.

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Community
10:04 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign Kicks Off for the Holiday Season

The turkey hasn’t yet been served, but an iconic sign of Christmas will start popping up outside of stores and other locations – the Salvation Army’s red kettles.

“The goal for Western Pennsylvania is $2.7 million and the goal for Allegheny County is $687,500,” said Major Mark Mackneer, general secretary of Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania.

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