GREENVILLE, S.C. - Nov. 8, 2021 - The Salvation Army of Greenville will kick off the season of giving and its Red Kettle campaign with the Greenville Triumph Soccer Club on Sat., Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. at Triumph Stadium. As the team continues their quest for a second straight League One title hosting a playoff semifinal matchup, team owner Joe Erwin will make the honorary first red kettle donation during the game’s halftime activities.
The Salvation Army estimates it will need close to $250,000 to keep individuals and families in their homes this holiday season in Greenville. As thousands of people continue to struggle with the impacts of pandemic poverty, the nonprofit is calling on everyone to help individuals and families overcome the threat of eviction.
Donations raised through the red kettles support The Salvation Army’s programs in Greenville, including emergency shelter, food, disaster relief and more.
“We are huge supporters of The Salvation Army and the work they do all year long to help individuals and families struggling to make ends meet,” said Erwin. “We are honored to kick off the Christmas season with them on Saturday, and look forward to our continued support to help make the holidays bright for those who need it most.”
“Need knows no season, and right now, we’re working hard to ensure families have enough food to eat, a safe place to sleep, and access to critical social services resources,” said Lauren Stephens, Director of Social Services for The Salvation Army of Greenville. “We’re asking everyone to give what they can to help our most vulnerable neighbors this Christmas.”
Once the Red Kettle campaign has begun, volunteers can be heard ringing the bells at storefronts across the Upstate through Dec. 24. For many, volunteering with The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign is a Christmas tradition. Anyone interested in serving as a Red Kettle volunteer can visit this link to learn more: https://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/greenvillesc/contribute/volunteer-opportunities
The following options are available for those wishing to support their neighbors in need through The Salvation Army this year:
• Enlist in Love's Army with a sustaining gift of $25 per month https://app.mobilecause.com/f/19j4/n?vid=lmfkt
• Visit https://timecounts.org/the-salvation-army/opportunities/events and sign up to volunteer at a red kettle or prepare gifts to be distributed to children in need
o The Salvation Army is applying national safety protocols at all red kettles to ensure the safety of bell ringers, donors, and partners
• Donate digitally with Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, and Venmo at any red kettle across Greenville
• Donate cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or Ethereum for the first year ever
• Ask Amazon Alexa to donate by saying, "Alexa, donate to The Salvation Army," then specifying the amount
• Give any amount by texting "KETTLES" to 41444
If you need services or know someone in need, then visit https://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/greenvillesc/home/ to find a location near you.
For more information and tickets to the Greenville Triumph playoff game, visit https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/team.asp?SponsorID=14050#.YYFKhRrMJPb
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 30 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the
first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyGreenville.org.
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