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First Ever Red Kettle Run jumpstarts Red Kettle Campaign in Boston

Released 13 November 2013

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WCVB, Suffolk University Among Teams Participating in

First-Ever Salvation Army Red Kettle Run

Red Kettle Run a huge success in downtown Boston on November 13 to support children, families and seniors in need

 

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, general 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 our efforts 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 holiday 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 is $3.5 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 winter.”

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 ashley.kouyoumjian@use.sal vationarmy.org or (339)502-5850, or visit www.salvationarmyma.org/redke ttlerun.

 

 


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