Released 13 November 2013
University Among Teams Participating in
Army Red Kettle Run
Run a huge success in
downtown Boston on November 13 to support children, families and seniors in
Boston (November 13,
2013) – The Salvation Army today announced that news station
that WCVB, Suffolk
University President’s office and Training for Warriors, a martial arts
studio, were among the teams that participated in the first-ever Red Kettle Run
through downtown Boston.
“We’re pleased to have generated so
much interest and support for the first ever Red Kettle Run in Boston, which
will help individuals and families in need throughout the Commonwealth,”
said Major Ivan Rock,
secretary of The Salvation Army in Massachusetts. “The Red
Kettles are a part of the
holiday season, and we hope to see even more local businesses, college teams, nonprofit organizations
and residents join us for this tremendous event in future years that supports
at Christmas time and all year round.”
The event – the first
of its kind in Massachusetts – featured teams of three individuals who
took the Red Kettles on the move through the streets of downtown Boston to
raise funds for The Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army Red Kettles are a hallmark of the
season each year in Massachusetts. Funds
raised from the kettles cover the cost of vital social services, education and
emergency services programs for hundreds of thousands of children, families and
seniors throughout the Commonwealth during the entire year.
“Our Massachusetts Kettle Campaign fundraising goal
million – a critical number that will help meet the need that exists in
Massachusetts,” added Major Rock. “We want to get off to a strong start this year,
particularly given the
short time between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
This campaign is critical to help families struggling to find work, and
who are having difficulty paying for heat and food this
WCVB’s team included Meteorologist
Danielle Vollmar and former WCVB Meteorologist David Brown. The Red
Kettle Run kicked off with a live
broadcast hosted by WCVB Channel 5 Newsmagazine Chronicle Co-Anchor J.C.
Monahan. Other teams included O’Neill and
Associates and several teams from Salvation Army locations in Greater Boston.
For more information or to register to participate for
future Red Kettle Runs, please contact
Ashley Kouyoumjian at firstname.lastname@example.org
vationarmy.org or (339)502-5850, or visit www.salvationarmyma.org/redke