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Governor LePage To Help Kick-Off Salvation Army Kettle Campaign

November 13, 2015

For Immediate Release: Friday, November 13, 2015
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage will join the Salvation Army to kick off its Annual Christmas Kettle campaign on Monday, November 16 at 11 a.m. at the State House.

“For nearly 125 years, Salvation Army red kettles around the world have been a reminder that Christmas season is upon us,” said Governor LePage. “Mainers are generous people known to help our neighbors and this campaign is one way to help those who need it most. To all the dedicated volunteers who will be ringing the bells this year – thank you. I encourage Mainers to donate to this good cause and help a fellow Mainer in need.”

In an effort to get folks into the holiday spirit, Christmas carols will echo throughout the State House halls Monday morning courtesy of the Salvation Army Brass Ensemble.

The Salvation Army expects to have more than 130 red kettles throughout the state on street corners and shopping areas through December 24th.

Last year, funds donated at these kettles enabled The Salvation Army to provide services and programs to 50,604 men, women and children statewide during the holidays and throughout the year. The Salvation Army provided food, clothing, utilities and emergency disaster aid. Also, children were provided the opportunity to attend The Salvation Army’s Camp Sebago.

If you are unable to make it to one of the kettles, please visit www.onlineredkettle.org to make a donation. For more information please contact Patricia James at (207) 774-6304 ext. 232.

WHEN: Monday, November 16, 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Cabinet Room, State House, Augusta

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