Give Something and Get Something -- Ring in the Christmas Spirit, Join the Fun and Kick Off the Walmart Salvation Army Red Kettle Season in North Versailles

Nov 13, 2013, 07:15 ET from Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division

CARNEGIE, Pa., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Give something.  Get something.  Join in the fun!  The North Versailles Walmart is ready to ring in The Salvation Army's Christmas season.  The public is invited to share in the festivities Thursday, November 21st  at 10:00 AM.  In addition to holiday music and refreshments, Walmart has generously donated a limited number of gift cards to be distributed randomly to the crowd by Secret Santas.


Marcy Park, Walmart Market Manager and member of The Salvation Army's Greater Pittsburgh Advisory Board plays a key role in the Red Christmas Kettle Campaign.  "Marcy and our friends at Walmart have become a part of The Salvation Army family," said Major Mark Mackneer, The Salvation Army's Western Pennsylvania Division's Allegheny County Coordinator.  "Walmart is a critical part of this campaign.  We raise almost 30% of our total Red Kettle dollars in front of Walmart stores.  Thousands of our needy families rely on them for support."

Weekly results will be tallied and displayed on posters prominently displayed in each store located in the following communities: West Mifflin; North Versailles; Robinson; Bethel Park; Pittsburgh Mills; Gibsonia; Natrona Heights; Carnegie; and  Freeport Road.  In 2012, Walmart Red Christmas Kettles raised more than half of one million dollars for The Salvation Army's 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division, Red Kettle income remains within the communities in which it is raised.  The 2013 Red Kettle goal is more than 3 million dollars.

Both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865.  Today, it provides critical services in 126 countries worldwide.  The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services.  To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, log onto  The Salvation Army … Doing the most good . . . for the most people . . . in the most need.

Photo Op: Thursday, November 21st, 2013 @ 10:00 AM - North Versailles Walmart

SOURCE Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division