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Salvation Army Kettle Kick-Off tops 2011 donations

November 16, 2012

Despite the extra need for their services both on Grays Harbor and nationwide, in their 9th annual Kettle Kick-Off on Friday, the Salvation Army was able to top their donations from 2011.

At their annual event, teams circled the hall of Harbor City Church collecting cash and checks from those who attended. All of the funds go to support the local Salvation Army. This year, the 14 teams combined to collect $19,221 for the office, topping last year’s total by over $200. The top team at the event was Grays Harbor Forest Products and their Kettle Captain Bob Woodcock. Woodcock also serves on the local board for the organization.

Woodcock said that they haven’t been involved for many years, but they plan to continue for many years to come. When asked how else residents can donate, he said the answer was easy, just look for the red kettles.

The Salvation Army opened their Aberdeen office in 1897 and has continued to serve the area for 115 years, assisting more than 20,000 Grays Harbor residents each year.

Every year, you can find volunteers ringing bells with their red kettles in front of businesses throughout the area.

This year, the Salvation Army added another way you can donate. Residents can text “IGIVE ABERDEEN” to the number 80888 to automatically donate $10 to the local office.

For more information on how you can volunteer or donate, visit http://www.SalvationArmyGraysHarbor.blogspot.com

Salvation Army Captain Ron Wehnau and Bob Woodcock

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