Light Up the Night at The Salvation Army during the final Red Kettle Matching Monday

Dec 19, 2021

The Salvation Army Traverse City will Light Up The Community Center
during the Final Red Kettle Matching Monday, December 20.

December 19, 2021 Traverse City, MI: Monday, December 20, is the final Red Kettle Matching Monday for The Salvation Army Traverse City $30,000 matching gift challenge. Thanks to the generosity of the community they have raised $19,277.85 to date.

To celebrate the final Red Kettle Matching Monday and shine a light on needs in the community and supporters providing a beacon of hope, The Salvation Army will light up the Community Center at 1239 Barlow St. on Monday night from 5:00 – 7:00 pm with a drive through Red Kettle donation opportunity. They will have festive lights, decorated lighted vehicles, caroling, hot chocolate, and treats.

Lieutenant Matthew Winters said, “The Salvation Army is a light of hope to our neighbors when it is needed most. Every donation and blessing shared by our community neighbors is a gift. Not just toys under the tree Christmas morning, but the gift of a warm safe home, a hot meal, a prayer answered in a time of crisis, the gift of knowing you are not alone. Every penny, nickel dime, quarter, and dollar donated gives us the opportunity to provide our neighbors who are facing struggles with the physical, emotional, and spiritual care and resources needed.”

“The needs in the community continue to be high with rising costs of food, gas and heat”, explained Lieutenant Matthews. “We are humbled by the outpouring of support by the community who have embraced those struggling and vulnerable with love. We invite everyone to stop by Monday night to not only show their support but to enjoy some Christmas joy," said Lt. Matthew Winters.

All proceeds from The Red Kettle campaign stay in our community – when donors give locally, they are helping real people in our community. When people give change at a Red Kettle, they join help to ensure that Hope Marches On through local Salvation Army programs.

How easy is it to help The Salvation Army meet the $30,000 matching challenge:

  • Donate at any Traverse City area Red Kettle
  • Donate to The Salvation Army virtual Red Kettle at or on their Facebook page
  • Drop off a donation designated to the Red Kettle campaign at The Salvation Army Community Center, 1239 Barlow St. Traverse City
  • Bell Ring and help ensure every kettle is covered - Register to Ring online at or call Mary at 231-946-4644 ext. 303 or set up a person virtual Red Kettle.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church was established in London in 1865. The Salvation Army, Traverse City has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1894 in Grand Traverse, Leelanau and Benzie Counties. The Salvation Army Traverse City provides a broad array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, clothing and critical need assistance, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, relief for disaster victims, and opportunities for underprivileged children. For more information, go to

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