SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN ADAPTS TO 2020 REALITIES

Like so many things in 2020, the local Salvation Army Red Kettle Holiday campaign will look very different this year. Thanks to the generosity of Campbell’s Resort, the event will be a “drive-through” fundraiser in the Campbell’s parking lot and will take place on December 12th from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. As always, plenty of bell ringers will be on site bearing Holiday cheer, albeit from a safe distance. Donors will be directed to enter Campbell’s parking lot from Woodin on the Southeast corner of the property and to exit on Manson Highway to the North.  Donations will be touchless, with a large Red Kettle for donations replacing the smaller ones that in past years were placed at Chelan Safeway and Manson Red Apple. Donors will be directed to the supersized Kettle, where they may deposit their donations before picking up breakfast or lunch (available for purchase) from Campbell’s Pub & Veranda should they so choose.

As always, all donations will remain entirely local! The proceeds will assist the clients of Chelan Valley Hope, who have been particularly challenged in this difficult year of COVID. In 2020, CVH has been called upon to assist those disproportionately impacted by the Coronavirus, as well as families who tragically lost homes and possessions during the recent wildfires. As the virus continues to rage, the needs will continue to mount and undoubtedly to overwhelm some of our neighbors. This year’s Salvation Army Kettle campaign seeks to “rescue Christmas” for some of the most vulnerable in our community.

Please plan to “drive through” your donation to the 2020 Red Kettle at Campbell’s on December 12th and take part in some old-fashioned holiday cheer while supporting a worthy cause! And if you’re interested in serving as a volunteer, please contact Kettle Coordinator Julie McCoy at julie@juliemccoylaw.com or 949-422-2819. Planning is underway for a safe event for donors and volunteers alike!