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DeLeon: Kettle campaign has $65,000 goal

Published 11/19/2009 in Podcasts

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By THE TELEGRAM

In this week's Talk of the Town, Robert DeLeon, community center director for the Salvation Army talks about the launch of the annual Red Kettle Campaign.

The National Red Kettle Campaign — a fundraiser started by a Salvation Army captain in San Francisco in 1891 — has grown into one of the most recognizable charitable campaigns, with more than 25,000 volunteers spread throughout the country.

In 2007, the red kettle campaign raised more than $118 million nationwide, a new record for the agency. The funds helped the Salvation Army provide food, clothing, toys and other assistance to nearly 29 million Americans in need.

To learn more about the Salvation Army, or to find out how to help, call 276-4027. To become a friend of the Salvation Army on Facebook, click here.
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