The Salvation Army-Tri-City Corps will host two Kettle Match Days, according to a news release.
“The Salvation Army’s theme for this difficult year is ‘Hope Marches On.’ And I can’t think of a better way to promote hope this Christmas than by helping those less fortunate have a happier holiday,” said Lt. Dena Smith, a Tri-City Corps officers.
The two Kettle Match Days could raise an additional $50,000 for their Hope Marches On campaign supporting neighbors in need, the release stated..
Each donation made at a Red Kettle in the Tri-Cities on Dec. 11 will be matched up to $25,000 by the Shodeen Family Foundation, and each Red Kettle donation in the Tri-Cities on Dec. 18 will be matched up to $25,000 by Colonial Cafe, the release stated.
Donation matching will ensure hope marches on by helping keep families in their homes, with heat turned on, and warm and healthy meals on tables. All donations made at a Red Kettle in the Tri-Cities will stay in the community, the release stated.
“We are blessed to help support the local Salvation Army Tri-Corps in all that they do to serve the community,” said Anna Harmon, director of the Shodeen Family Foundation. “We have been an avid supporter of the local Salvation Army for many, many years; the work they do to aid those less fortunate in the area and to help people through difficult circumstances is truly remarkable.”
Red Kettles are located at retail locations throughout the Tri-Cities. In addition to dropping in money, the Red Kettles feature QR codes to allow for contactless giving. Donors can tap their smartphone to the code to pay via Apple Pay, Google Pay, Venmo or Paypal.
Volunteer bell ringers are invited to sign up at RegisterToRing.com or by calling 630-377-2769 and ask for Lt. Scott.