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The Salvation Army and Community Leaders to Host Red Kettle Kickoff

As the sounds of Christmas return to normal, The Salvation Army seeks to raise $500,000 in Portland Metro

(Portland, Oregon) November 16, 2021 –The Salvation Army is partnering with the Lloyd Center on November 20th from Noon – 12:30 P.M. to kick off their annual Red Kettle Campaign. The Salvation Army has a goal of raising $500,000 this Christmas season to help local families in need.

“We see so many people, especially at this time of the year, struggling to make ends meet to provide for their families. With pandemic poverty and the cost of living continuing to rise, many families are counting on the support we provide and we can only do that with the generous support of our community and neighbors”, said Major Bob Lloyd, Portland Metro Coordinator for The Salvation Army.

“We are so grateful for the help of all our community partners and the kind people who will stop to drop a coin or bill into a Red Kettle – it truly makes a difference.”
This 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 will officially start 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

Mr. and Mrs. Claus will also be lighting the Christmas Tree at the Lloyd Center Ice Rink at 1:00 P.M. PST.

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