The City of Ottawa has proclaimed it Salvation Army Week in Ottawa on this the final week of The Christmas Kettle Campaign in Ottawa.
The Mayor of Ottawa His Worship Jim Watson read and presented the proclamation to Salvation Army Captain Jeff and Graciela Arkell today. Frontline Credit Union CEO Debbie McCabe said a few words about their continued support for our Emergency Disaster Services.
This is a very important time of year for The Salvation Army as it is the final week of The Christmas Kettle Campaign which supports life-saving programs that meet the needs of over 20 thousand adults and children in Ottawa.
This year’s Christmas Kettle goal is $550,000.
Every dollar put in one of our 43 kettles around the city stays local right here in Ottawa.
Funds raised during the campaign provides support to our Community Meal Line, sends kids and families to summer camps and provides emergency food, clothing and household items to families at Christmas and all year long.
It also funds various programs that meet the needs of adults and children such as Emergency Disaster Services that helps victims of fires and disasters and supports First Responders.
Funds will also support programs for young parents and their children, after school sports, music and youth programs for the community. It also helps fill the shelves of our food banks at our various locations and support our Nourish programs and Nourish Garden.
Thank you to all the volunteers, donors, sponsors and local venues who so generously support The Christmas Kettle Campaign.
Every dollar in the kettle will make an impact in your community.