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  • The Salvation Army Starts Red Kettle Season

    Posted November 12, 2012 By in Metro Atlanta Area Command With | No Comments


    John Smoltz will be the Keynote Speaker at the Doing the Most Good Luncheon

    (Atlanta, November 07, 2012), The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta will host their Doing the Most Good Luncheon on November 7, at 12:00 noon in the Oceans Ballroom, at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta Georgia.  Karyn Greer, 11Alive weekday Morning News Anchor will emcee the afternoon program. John Smoltz the most beloved Atlanta Braves player and eight-time Major League All-Star will be the keynote speaker. The Salvation Army will also award community partners; UPS for their generous donations of trucks, logistical support and volunteer’s during the Christmas Season and 11Alive Networks for their 30 year Can-A-Thon partnership.  Each year Can-A-Thon raises over 130,000 pounds of non-perishable and canned food items for The Salvation Army food pantries. The Salvation Army will also recognize a long time friend and champion, Harry V. Lamon with the Order of Distinguished Auxiliary Service Award; fewer than 100 recipients have received this honor by The Salvation Army.

    The luncheon will serve as the kick off for the Red Kettle season.  Major Todd Hawks Metro Atlanta Area Commander said “By this weekend you will see hundreds of our red kettles in various locations throughout Atlanta, our goal this year will be to raise 2 million dollars.  Funds donated to the kettle allow us to support programs that provide meals, and shelter to those that are in need.   Major Hawks added, last year we were able to provide over 157,000 people with a meal and 103,000 people  with shelter,  with recovery still slow we anticipate  that  those in need will still need a hand up”

    Over 300 attendees for the lunch donated generously to attend the luncheon.  John Smoltz will host a book signing after the luncheon and place the first donation into the Red Kettle.

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