Pittsburgh Steelers To Score Big For Salvation Army Disaster Services And Salute Military Veterans

Nov 06, 2012, 13:00 ET from Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division

CARNEGIE, Pa., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Known far and wide for their generous community spirit, the Pittsburgh Steelers are once again stepping up to the plate and supporting the efforts of both The Salvation Army and America's veterans.  The November 12th 8:30 p.m.  showdown pits the home team against the Kansas City Chiefs, and promises a host of special surprises.

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A Salvation Army brass ensemble will perform outside of the NFL Game Day Live tent and 29 red Christmas kettles will be placed throughout Heinz Field raising funds for The Salvation Army Disaster Relief/Hurricane Sandy Kettle Collection.  "When times are tough, you can always count on the Pittsburgh Steelers," said Major William H. Bode, Western Pennsylvania Divisional Leader of The Salvation Army.  "So many have suffered because of Hurricane Sandy and The Salvation Army is committed to the relief effort."

A massive Veteran's Day celebration is also planned for game day.  Fans are encouraged to come extra early to practice for a very special card stunt in the stands to thank the military.  The Steelers' Santa and Mrs. Claus will join in the festivities.  For those not attending the game but wish to support The Salvation Army Disaster Relief/Hurricane Sandy Kettle, collection donations can be made through the official Pittsburgh Steelers website at www.onlineredkettle.org/PittsburghSteelers2012.

Both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 125 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 www.salvationarmy-wpa.org, twitter.com/SalArmyPGH or facebook.com/SalvationArmyWesternPA.  The Salvation Army … Doing the most good . . . for the most people . . . in the most need.

SOURCE Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division