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Portland Trail Blazer Anfernee Simons Donates $5,000 to The Salvation Army Portland Metro

Blazer’s Shooting Guard Helps Local Neighbors in Need

(Portland, Oregon) December 13, 2021 – Portland Trail Blazers’ shooting guard Anfernee Simons donated $5,000 to The Salvation Army Portland Metro today to buy toys for children in need throughout the Portland Metro area. This donation will help over 2,000 families in Portland this Christmas season.

Simons is inviting the community to help local children in need by donating through his sponsored Salvation Army virtual red kettle December 15 – 18, 2021. All donations will be used to purchase Christmas toys for local children in need. He donated a signed jersey that will go to the largest donor and two tickets to a Blazers game that will be awarded through a drawing of all donor names.

Donations can be made a

The Salvation Army has a goal of raising $500,000 this Christmas season through red kettles to help local families in need.

The Red Kettle tradition started 128 years ago and continues today as an easy way for people to help others in need. Your donation at any of our Red Kettles across the Portland Metro area is essential to funding our programs to serve those in need at Christmas and year-round.

The Red Kettle Campaign officially started on November 20th and Red Kettles will be located at many local retail sites through Christmas Eve. For those that might not have cash handy, donations to the Red Kettle Campaign can also be made online at

To donate now visit or learn more at

KGW filmed an interview with Anfernee at 4:00 P.M. today and are willing to share the footage with other news stations. Portland Trail Blazers management requested to limit the number of persons at the interview for safety reasons.


About the Red Kettle Campaign

From its humble origin as a fundraiser started by a Salvation Army captain in San Francisco in 1891, the Red Kettle Campaign has grown into one of the most recognizable and important charitable campaigns in the United States. As part of the campaign, more than 25,000 Salvation Army workers and volunteers spread throughout the country to ring bells and solicit spare change donations to the iconic red kettles from holiday shoppers.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps 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 Follow us on Twitter: @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood