– The Hanapepe and Lihue Corps will officially launch Red Kettles and Angel Trees on Saturday –
Lihue, Kauai, HI (Nov. 13, 2019) – The Salvation Army Lihue Corps and Hanapepe Corps are hosting a Red Kettle Kickoff event at Kukui Grove Center this Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event will be held at Center Court stage in the food court area. Highlights will include performances by the Hanapepe Corps kapuna choir and the Lihue Corps junior choir and hula halau, among others. The program also will officially launch the Red Kettles and Angel Trees for the holiday season on Kauai.
“We’re so grateful to for the strong support our island communities provide each year,” said Captain Bill Simon, Lihue Corps Officer and Kauai County Coordinator for The Salvation Army. “And, we encourage the community to come out to Kukui Grove Center and join us in the ‘Fight for Good’ as we launch our red kettles and angel trees for this Christmas season.”
Donations to The Salvation Army’s Red Kettles support community-based programs in the area of the island where each donation is made. Similarly, The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program supports keiki and kupuna in need in communities across the island with donors providing new toys, clothing and other gifts. New for 2019, individuals and families can make monetary donations or create personalized Online Angel Tree fundraisers. Funds raised will provide Christmas gifts to keiki and kupuna and provide support for those in need throughout the year. For details, visit AngelTreeHi.org.
For more information about The Salvation Army on Kauai, visit kauai.salvationarmy.org.
About The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division
The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division covers the state of Hawaii and the Pacific Islands including Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands and The Federated States of Micronesia. The Division offers a wide variety of programs throughout the islands including: adult day health services; affordable senior housing; at-risk youth services and housing; camp & conference center; family stores; food distribution and feeding programs; homeless services; The Kroc Center – Hawaii’s largest community center; preschools & day care services; social services – emergency assistance; substance abuse treatment; and work therapy & rehabilitation services. For more information, call (808) 988-2136, visit hawaii.salvationarmy.org, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (HumanNeedsIndex.org). The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to SalvationArmyUSA.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.