Fire Chief John Klum, third from right
The head honchos of the City of Portland’s Fire and Police Bureaus will be showing their support for The Salvation Army in a Celebrity Bell Ringing Challenge! On Monday, December 13, 2010 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Fire Chief John Klum and Police Chief Mike Reese will be ringing next to each other in front of the downtown Nordstrom store to see who can fill their kettle with more money.
The money raised each year in the Red Kettle Campaign goes directly to The Salvation Army’s 10 social service centers (Corps) and programs in the Metro area which serve everyone from babies to seniors. More than 60% of all funds raised by The Salvation Army during the year comes during the last quarter of the year, primarily through these kettle efforts. Last year’s Red Kettle Campaign raised over $600,000 in the Portland-Metro area.
Portland Fire & Rescue encourages citizens to stop by the downtown Nordstrom store, specifically the corner of Broadway and Yamhill where Chief John Klum will be (hint, hint!!!), and drop a few coins or dollars into the kettle you want to support!
Portland Fire & Rescue
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December 10, 2010