The Philadelphia Flyers and Herr’s celebrated the season of giving with The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia during the Flyers game on December 6.
Herr’s presented The Salvation Army with a $25,000 donation to its Red Kettle campaign, which supports programs and services for thousands of struggling families across the region.
On-hand for the special occasion was Ed Herr, President and CEO, Herr Foods, Lt. Col. Stephen Banfield, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army of Eastern PA & DE and Major WillieMae Lyle, General Secretary, The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia.
Also during Thursday night’s game, the Flyers’ mascot, Gritty, took time out of his busy schedule to volunteer as a bell ringer outside the Wells Fargo Center and the Flyers launched the start of their annual toy drive to support The Salvation Army.
The team will collect new, unwrapped toys during home games in December for children served by The Salvation Army this holiday season.
Since 1879, The Salvation Army has provided assistance during the holiday season to enable the less fortunate to celebrate Christmas. The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia anticipates serving more than 5,000 local families with holiday meals, gifts and basic necessities this year.