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Kettle Kickoff 2013 is coming Saturday, Nov 9

Double your gift during ‘Rock the Red Kettle’ Nov. 9

Added on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Roseville, Minn. – The Twin Cities Salvation Army will kick off a new season of bell ringing this Saturday, Nov. 9 during Rock the Red Kettle 2013.

After an 8:30 a.m. ceremony at Cub Foods in south Minneapolis (5937 Nicollet Ave.), hundreds of volunteer bell ringers – aka “Rock Stars” – will staff kettles from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. at 56 Twin Cities metro area Cub Foods stores and Mall of America.

New this year, Hormel Foods, makers of CURE81® ham, will double every kettle donation made during Rock the Red Kettle, up to $50,000. You can also give online thru Saturday to double your dollars.

In addition to hosting the event, Cub Foods will start the kettle season by making a huge monetary donation.

“Last year’s Rock the Red Kettle raised a record-setting $113,000 – our goal is to shatter that record this year,” said Major Jeff Strickler, Twin Cities Salvation Army commander, adding that KOOL 108 will broadcast the day’s activities.

Kettle donations fuel Salvation Army programs that are needed both year-round and immediately: On Monday, nearly 650 families signed up for Christmas assistance on the first day of registration.

Now through Christmas Eve, there are more than 120,000 hours of bell ringing available at 500 Twin Cities metro area kettle sites. To become a bell ringer, sign up online or call 651-746-3519. iPhone users can sign up with a free Twin Cities bell ringing app; download by searching “Bell Ringer TC” in your iPhone’s app store.

Learn more about other Christmas volunteer opportunities.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Northern Division serves more than 481,000 people a year through its local centers of operation. Annual it serves 992,000 hot meals and provides 450,000 nights of shelter. More than 80,500 local volunteers help The Salvation Army provide these and other services, from child daycare to senior housing. Learn more about Salvation Army volunteer opportunities or make an online donation.