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Portland Police & Portland Fire & Rescue Team Up with The Salvation Army for Bell Ringing Competition

Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell and his team to compete against Portland Fire & Rescue in kettle bell ringing competition for The Salvation Army Portland Metro

(Portland, Oregon) December 20, 2021 – On Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Portland Police Bureau and Portland Fire & Rescue will have a bell ringing competition from
Noon-1:00 P.M. to raise funds for The Salvation Army. Portland Police will ring kettle bells at the corner of 2nd & Taylor and Portland Fire & Rescue will be at the corner of
2nd and Yamhill.

The winner of the competition will be awarded the Commander’s Trophy from The Salvation Army Cascade Division and will get to keep the traveling trophy until December 2022.

The Salvation Army Portland Metro 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


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