The Salvation Army Chattanooga Area Command is joining an ambitious challenge issued by the head of the organization, Commissioner Kenneth Hodder, to raise $2 million over the course of only four hours on Saturday. This year, the local challenge will take place at the Signal Mountain Walmart at 501 Signal Mountain Road from 3-7 p.m.
The local chapter of The Salvation Army is calling on the community to join the effort to raise funds for services in the Chattanooga area amid the holidays and into the new year.
“What makes this challenge so beautiful is people of all different backgrounds coming together to give what they can to help others through the Red Kettle Challenge,” said Major Doug McClure of the Chattanooga Area Command.
“We have seen an increase in need from families in the area over the last few years.”
"All funds raised through the Red Kettle Challenge stay in the local community, directly supporting hardworking families, ensuring they can stay in their homes and providing essential resources such as food, shelter, and utilities." officials said.
“This allows us to rally around the National Commander’s Red Kettle Challenge and encourage local donations to help our neighbors as much as we possibly can,” said Maj. McClure. “This is a call to action for all of our supporters to get ready for the big day and assist us in doing the most good this Saturday.”
The community can assist the Chattanooga Area Command by doing the following:
• Stop by and donate in person at the Signal Mountain Walmart on Saturday.
• If you cannot make it in person, donate to the Virtual Red Kettle at CSArmy.org between the hours of 3-7 p.m. on Saturday.
• Sign up to become a volunteer bellringer at CSArmy.org.
• Spread the word on social media using #RedKettleChallenge.
• Encourage others to give and make a difference in the Greater Chattanooga area.
Visit www.CSArmy.org to learn more about how you can help this year.