Steelers fans can help those in need



The Salvation Armywill kick off its annual Kettle Campaign at the Steelers-Bengals game on Thursday, Nov. 20. 

Volunteers will collect donations in the Army's traditional red kettles at all stadium gates, in the Coca-Cola Great Hall and on the West concourse.

Fans are asked to please be as generous as possible and help those in need this winter.

"Red Kettle income funds not only holiday support, but general services well into the first quarter of the new year," said Major Robert Reel, The Salvation Army's Western Pennsylvania Divisional Commander. "Steelers fans are generous people and we know this event will be a significant boost to our campaign."

Steelers fans can contribute online at Steelers Salvation Army Kettle Kickoff.

From its original beginnings as a fundraiser started by a Salvation Army captain in San Francisco in 1891, the Red Kettle Campaign has grown into one of the most recognizable and important charitable campaigns in the United States. As part of the campaign, more than 25,000 Salvation Army volunteers spread throughout the country to ring bells daily and solicit spare change donations to the iconic red kettles from holiday shoppers. Last year, the funds helped The Salvation Army provide food, clothing, toys and other assistance to nearly 29 million Americans in need.

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