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    Name: The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Kick Off
    Date: November 15, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM EST
    Event Description:
    The Salvation Army Kicks Off the Red Kettle Campaign
    Mayor Carter Neville and Chamber President Wes Mayles make the first gifts
     
    Culpeper and Warrenton, VA (November 7, 2018) – The Salvation Army bell ringers will start raising funds to help people in need on Thursday, November 15 at Safeway. Local celebrities will make the honorary first gifts at two local kick off events.
     
    Culpeper Chamber of Commerce Wes Mayles will make the first gift at the Culpeper Safeway at 10 am on Nov 15. Town of Warrenton Mayor Carter Nevill will make the first Fauquier gift at the Warrenton Safeway at 1 pm on Nov 15. Members of the community are welcome to participate in the short ceremony.
     
    Smiling Salvation Army bell ringers will bring Christmas cheer in front of Walmart, Giant, Food Lion, Safeway, TJ Maxx, Big Lots, Walgreens, and ABC. The Red Kettle Campaign has been The Salvation Army’s most visible fund raiser since the first bell ringer in 1895. Every year this campaign raises just under $100,000 in Fauquier, Culpeper, and Orange Counties. The funds support The Salvation Army’s charitable work all year long.
     
    You can join the fight for good by volunteering two hours ringing a bell. Volunteers can sign up for a two hour slot by emailing Melissa.Dargis@uss.salvationarmy.org. People can also sign up through the PATH Volunteer Center at letsvolunteer.org.
     
    To Give
    Online: salvationarmyusa.org
    Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY
    Mail checks to: The Salvation Army P.O. BOX 3474 Warrenton, VA 20188
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    The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.
    Location:
    Warrenton Safeway Store
    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    Lt. Jared Martin, Corps Officer
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