Cincinnati, OH (November 24, 2015) – The Salvation Army announced today that it will be on-hand at the 106th Western & Southern Thanksgiving Day Race to build awareness of its annual Kettle Campaign, as well as accept donations at Paul Brown Stadium.
“We are grateful to be among the charities that will benefit from this wonderful Thanksgiving Day tradition,” stated Major Larry Ashcraft, Divisional Commander at The Salvation Army. “I’m looking forward to running the race for the first time this year and have been enjoying training for it.”
The Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign has a goal to raise $800,000 this year, which is used to provide Christmas gifts to less fortunate families in our local community, as well as to provide emergency assistance throughout the year. The chair for the 2015 Kettle Campaign is radio legend Jim Scott, who is also running in the race this year to benefit The Salvation Army’s kettle campaign.
“I’m delighted to run the race this year on behalf of The Salvation Army,” stated Jim Scott. “I have great respect for the work that The Salvation Army accomplishes in our local community, and am working hard to ensure we reach this year’s goal.”
Those interested in supporting The Salvation Army at the 106th Western & Southern Thanksgiving Day Race can visit www.thanksgivingdayrace.com, and look for the “Run with Jim” promotion, or simply select The Salvation Army when making an extra donation at the Race web site. Those attending the Race are encouraged to bring a few dollars to throw into the iconic red kettles. All left-over food from the race will be donated to The Salvation Army’s canteen truck that will be at Paul Brown Stadium.
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