(November 14, 2018) The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia celebrated the season of giving with its Annual Red Kettle Kick-off on Wednesday, November 14, on the campus of Temple University with help of numerous community partners and friends, such as Herr’s and Dunkin’ Donuts. The Red Kettle Campaign, which runs across the region throughout the holiday season, aims to raise funds for The Salvation Army’s vital programs and services that have shared hope with those in need locally for more than 150 years.
This year’s Red Kettle Kick-Off showcased The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) program. An EDS canteen (mobile feeding unit) was on scene providing coffee and hot chocolate. CBS 3’s Chandler Lutz and Fox 29’s Hank Flynn helped serve the beverages, free Dunkin’ donuts and Herr’s chips to passersby. The Salvation Army’s brass ensemble entertained the public with festive live music. John DeBella, on-air radio personality, 102.9 WMGK-FM, served as emcee, with special remarks by Major WillieMae Lyle, General Secretary, The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia. Continue reading “Greater Philadelphia Kicks-Off 2018 Red Kettle Campaign at Temple University”
Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery—a multi-billion-dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 40.3 million people around the world. And no matter where you live, chances are it’s happening nearby.
From the girl forced into prostitution in a hotel room, to the man discovered in a restaurant kitchen, stripped of his passport and held against his will. All trafficking victims share one essential experience: the loss of freedom.
The project was formally unveiled to the public on July 17 at a reception at the historic Divine Lorraine Hotel. The “Celebration of Philanthropy” marked the launch of the project and honored philanthropists Stephen and Sandra Sheller of Philadelphia, whose generous $1,000,000 gift made the Command Center possible.
The faith-based volunteer organization World Changers sent 130 high school students to various non-profits in Philadelphia this June, with 30 serving at The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia’s Temple Corps Community Center.