Firefighters from Station 1 ring bells for the Red Kettle Campaign.
Firefighters from Stations 1, 9, 10, and 13 came out this afternoon to ring bells in front of the downtown Nordstrom store and fill the Salvation Army's red kettle with money.
Firefighters visit with students in front of the downtown Nordstrom store.
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 occurs 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 firefighters will be out in front of Nordstrom again tomorrow, December 16th between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm as part of the Salvation Army's Celebrity Bell Ringing activities. Thank you to all of the generous individuals out there who dropped a few coins or dollars into the kettle and supported our firefighters' fundraising efforts!
Portland Fire & Rescue
We Respond: Always Ready, Always There
December 15, 2010