2021 (Virtual) Red Shield Event

2021 (Virtual) Red Shield Event Image

Please join us for The Salvation Army's Red Shield Event fundraiser and invite your friends to join you or join in virtually!

Wednesday, April 14. |. 6:30 PM

We still can't plan to gather in person this year, but we are putting together an unforgettable virtual evening that you don't want to miss. Learn about The Salvation Army’s many programs and how they have grown and changed during the pandemic, along with testimonials, and the internationally acclaimed speaker and bestselling author, John O’Leary who will share with us about Pivoting Through Adversity.

Register online ($15) by March 31 to receive a tasty treat in the mail to enjoy during the event!

Book registrations ($25) will receive a copy of John O'Leary's latest book "In Awe", and if made by March 31 will also include a tasty treat to enjoy during the event.


Our Special Guest: John O'Leary

In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100% of his body. He was given less than a 1% chance to live.

This epic story of survival was first showcased in his parents’ book, Overwhelming Odds, in 2006. It was this book that first invited John to embrace his miraculous recovery and share it with the world.

Today, John is the author of the instant #1 National Bestselling book ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life, host of the top-rated Live Inspired Podcast, and an inspirational speaker teaching more than 50,000 people around the world each year how to live inspired. His second book, IN AWE: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning and Joy was published by Penguin Random House in May 2020.

John’s emotional story-telling, unexpected humor, and authenticity will make his presentation truly transformational.


Thank You Event Sponsors




With more of the population facing hardship, the need to serve those most vulnerable is greater than ever. The Salvation Army of Kent County cancelled its two largest fundraisers of the year: the April Red Shield Event and the December Griffins Hockey Game. We rely on these two fundraisers, with donations from Red Kettles, to help support our many programs all year long. Your sponsorship will help us overcome these losses and continue to serve those in need. Choose a sponsorship level at the link below and pay online or contact Teresa Schaal ( at 616-581-4559 or Terry Blanding ( at 616-914-2723.

Sponsorship Opportunities