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PORTLAND, Oregon (December 3, 2019) – With 6 fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, The Salvation Army has fewer days to bell ring and raise funds at Red Kettles across Oregon.

So far this kettle season, The Salvation Army Red Kettles in the Portland Metro area have raised over $57,000 with a ways to go to meet their goal of $690,000. Red Kettles are located all across the community making it easy for the community to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors in need this giving season. 

Your donation at the Red Kettle will help make Christmas possible for families in need. Your donation supports Christmas family assistance, year-round assistance for low-income families and individuals, food pantries, youth programs, summer camps, character-building classes, homeless assistance, veterans’ programs, seniors assistance, case management, counseling.

“This year with fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas it makes it more challenging to raise the funds we need to help our neighbors,” says Major Bob Lloyd, The Salvation Army Portland Metro Coordinator. 

“We are fortunate to have great support from the community, whether it’s ringing a bell or making a donation to a Red Kettle.”

On average, just 60 minutes of red kettle bell ringing yields enough in donations to feed 13 people. Sign up now to ring this Christmas – and help fight to put food on the table for those most in need. 

To make a donation or volunteer visit


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.  Last year, money raised helped The Salvation Army provide food, clothing, toys and other assistance to 80,000 people in need in the Portland Metro area. Donate now to help our neighbors in need in the Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington County at

About The Salvation Army Portland
Since 1886, The Salvation Army provides help for the most basic needs of local residents without regard to race, creed, social status, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion.  The Salvation Army’s services include programs that help people transition from crisis to safety and stability—365 days a year. Last year, The Salvation Army services assisted over 80,000 youth, adults and seniors across Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas County. Learn more at

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