During the national Red Kettle challenge spearheaded by USA Commissioner Kenneth Hodder, the Salvation Army of Broward County helped raise $1.5 million in four hours. Broward County Area Commander Stephen Long and The Salvation Army team rang the Red Kettle bell outside the Coral Springs Walmart to secure donations and raise awareness for the nonprofit’s “Love Beyond” campaign during the holiday season.
The annual “ringing the bell” tradition began in 1895, with all proceeds from the Red Kettle staying in Broward County and supporting the Salvation Army’s feeding, shelter and social service programs. The Salvation Army of Broward County’s iconic Red Kettles is available in more than 50 retail locations throughout Broward County and through online options that promote giving safely and virtually. This year, Walmart will match donations dollar-for-dollar up to $250,000 in each region. Donations may also be made at https://give.salvationarmyusa.org.