Monday, November 12, 2012

Kettles Turn Green Country “Red” For the Holidays

I love the holidays: the smell of cinnamon, Santa Claus, egg nog-flavored everything and church on Christmas Eve. But what I love the most is people really show their generosity towards those who may be struggling.

Starting Thursday, November 15th, red kettles will take over green country as our 2012 kettle season begins. Everyone is familiar with the big red kettles and the bellringers, but did you know there are smaller versions of the big kettles, a “cousin,” that are also used to help those in need?Close to 200 counter kettles will sit on counter tops of local businesses throughout Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Owasso, Sand Springs and Sapulpa. You may not hear the ringing of bells, but you’ll see the bright red kettle at pharmacy and check-out counters.

Money from these kettles will help the 4,200 families who are asking for our assistance during the holiday season. Each family will get a food basket that will feed a family of four for a week. Plus, children from these families will get toys. This year, we have 1,000 more children signed up for our Angel Tree program. 

When you pass by one of these kettles, give what you can and say thanks to the business for sponsoring a kettle.

Please shop at one of these locations where you can find a counter kettle:

Cox Business
Drug Warehouse
Economy Pharmacy
Green Acres Market
May’s Drug
Merritt’s Bakery
Rib Crib
Tally’s Good Food
United Members Federal Credit Union

Make sure you tell them THANK YOU for supporting The Salvation Army!




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