PITTSBURGH -- The Salvation Army Western PA Division is bringing its iconic red kettle to the comfort of your home this year, with a brand new pilot door hanger campaign giving the community the chance to donate safely and easily to this year’s "Red Kettle Campaign: Rescue Christmas".
Salvation Army officers and volunteers will begin to canvass neighborhoods in Washington County this week, placing door hangers that contain Red Kettle information on the front doorknobs of local homes.
The door hangers contain a return envelope for donors to easily give via check or online in the spirit of the season.
Other Salvation Army Corps across the division’s 28-county service area participating in this year’s door hanger campaign include: Allegheny Valley, New Kensington, Steel Valley, Chartiers Valley, Pittsburgh Temple (Mt. Lebanon), McKeesport, Indiana, Punxsutawney, Altoona, East Liberty, Clearfield, Grove City, Somerset and Monessen.
“This year’s Red Kettle Door Hanger Campaign is a way that we can make it even easier for people to give and to support their neighbors in need,” said Washington Salvation Army Captain Amber Imhoff in a release.
“We know the need is greater than ever, and that many families are struggling due to the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you can give this year, we ask that you give what you can – every dollar makes a difference.”
The Salvation Army’s Annual Red Kettle Campaign supports families and individuals in need with: utility, rental, food assistance, clothing and free youth and senior programming.
The Salvation Army Western PA Division will station its traditional red kettles at local retailers beginning Thanksgiving week, where people can donate to support local feeding programs and more in the spirit of the season.
Physical kettle locations will also offer Google and Apple Pay, providing a contactless, safe, and easy way for people to give and Rescue Christmas for those in need.
Those who want to donate online to this year’s Red Kettle Campaign can already do so at www.salvationarmywpa.org/kettles.
Volunteer bell ringers and additional kettle sites are always needed. Please call (412) 446-1500 to contact your local Salvation Army for more information.