Community Matters: 2014 Red Kettle Campaign
We’ve often spoken about our support for The Salvation Army. We serve lunch once a month in the soup kitchen and help sponsor their events. From time to time we’ve be able to provide legal assistance for residents of their programs, and our colleague, Andrew Roberto will soon be chairman of their advisory board. Naturally, we also volunteer to ring bells as part of the annual Red Kettle Campaign. We’re doing it again tomorrow, but this year, with the help of some of our partners, we’re taking it up a notch.
We will be ringing bells tomorrow from 10 am to 8 pm at the JCPenney store in Turkey Creek. (11534 Parkside Dr.) Our friends from Lamar Advertising have donated their digital billboard on Lovell Rd. to us for the day. In addition to a message encouraging shoppers to stop by and make a donation, the board will also have a picture frame. We’ll be able to take pictures at the kettle and upload them directly to the billboard. It’s a pretty new technology for Lamar, and they were happy to let us try it out to benefit The Salvation Army.
We’ve invited lots of our friends to stop by and “ring” with us, or just make a donation. Some of these include Marc and Kim from Star 102.1, Opie Joe from Q 100.3, and Mean Jean, Joey Tack, DJ Eric B and DJ Tanner from Hot 104.5. (This DJ Tanner, not this one.) Mayor Burchett has promised to drop by and we’re looking forward to a visit from The Salvation Army’s Knoxville Area Commander, Major Albert Villafuerte.
And one more thing – The Lawyers of Brown & Roberto will match the amount that we raise in the kettle tomorrow. So make plans to join us and give a little to this organization that does so much for our community. For more information on The Salvation Army, visit their website or call (865) 691-2777.