The Salvation Army of Lubbock will host the 2011 Red Kettle Kick-Off, a brief program to ring- in another season of giving hope in Lubbock.


The Chamber of Commerce will provide a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Market Street location at 98th & Quaker this Friday at 1pm. This event will mark the beginning of The Salvation Army’s Christmas fundraising efforts through Red Kettles placed at several locations around Lubbock.

Raider Red will make the first Red Kettle donation and Coach Marsha Sharp will be the inaugural bell ringer at the Red Kettle Kick-Off this season. Kimberly Wagner will sing a few Christmas favorites as guests enjoy complimentary refreshments.

The event is open to the public Public is welcome

Visit The Salvation Army’s Facebook page or web site for more information!

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing 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. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to

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