This season The Salvation Army is Rocking the Red Kettle from now until Christmas Eve in hopes of changing lives throughout the year. Many people think that the Red Kettles are strictly for purchasing gifts for the Angel Tree program, but that is not the case. Nashville’s support of the Angel Tree is so great that they meet our toy needs every year through adopting angels or giving to the Forgotten Angel program. What that means is every dollar put into a kettle goes right back into CHANGING LIVES through our year round programming. Those dollars go to pay for weekly community meals, assistance with rent and utility bills to keep people from being on the streets, and providing a Supportive Housing Shelter to families, single women and men who find themselves experiencing homelessness and rapidly getting them back on stable ground and into their own homes.

Did you know that $35 a day from a donor pays for 1 night in our Supportive Housing unit for a family? Did you know that $10 a day will pay for one person’s meals for a day? See how quickly those kettle dollars add up!!

We are asking you to help in one of 3 ways…

Volunteer

Get with with the people at your office, church or civic group and commit to ringing the bell for a day at one of our many locations throughout Nashville…or depending on your numbers, several locations for several days!! Please contact George.Tolbert@uss.salvationarmy.org to see how you can secure your team’s spot!

Start An Online Kettle

We understand that not everyone will be able to man a kettle for a day, however, that doesn’t mean you can’t man a digital kettle! You can visit RedKettleReason.org and start your own kettle…or get your office, friends or relatives involved and start a team to raise money! Then you can simply share it on social media and through email with your friends! $350 dollars in your kettle covers 10 nights of lodging in one of our Supportive Housing units…you can make a huge impact! Please contact Misty.Ratcliff@uss.salvationarmy.org for ideas on how you can get your group involved!

Donate

We also understand that not everyone is into Crowdfunding, or has the time available this year needed to man a kettle. We’ve made it easy to Rock the Red Kettle by donating here!

However you decide to Keep the Kettle Rocking this year, we welcome you to join us in our commitment to serve our communities in whatever way would serve them best. Be it meals, shelter, youth programming, or a shoulder to lean on, we will be there. Hope has an Army. Get Behind the Shield and Join our Fight for Good this Season!