SUNRISE, Fla -- The Florida Panthers announced today that they will host the Broward County Salvation Army Red Kettle Kick Off into the holiday season.
The Salvation Army will have the biggest red kettle in the United States on the JetBlue Tarmac on Tuesday, Nov. 22 when the Panthers host the Philadelphia Flyers. The Salvation Army Brass Band will also be performing on the Tarmac after the game.
"We are excited to kick off our Red Kettle Season with the Florida Panthers. Funds collected through our Red Kettles help fund our many programs that assist our less fortunate neighbors right here in Broward County," said Area Commander, Major Keath Biggers. "We appreciate the support of the Florida Panthers organization and their commitment to bettering our community."
Fans will have the opportunity to donate to the Salvation Army following the game. There will be places to donate at every exit door of the BB&T Center. All donations to the Salvation Army provide meals, shelter and clothing for those in need throughout Broward County. The organization helps over 25,000 people in Broward County each year and are celebrating their 90th year.
About Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, active in Broward County since 1926, served over 25,000 people in Broward last year. The Salvation Army provides transitional housing and rapid rehousing to families who are moving from homelessness to independence. Besides work with the homeless population, The Salvation Army provides numerous programs to the community at large, including educational and summer camping programs for children and teens, recreation and education for seniors, emergency relief in times of disaster, the Angel Tree program, as well as emergency rent, utilities and food assistance. The Salvation Army's mission is "to meet human needs without discrimination." Our goal is to help each person we assist to reach their fullest potential and to become self-sufficient and as independent as possible. For more information, go to http://www.salvationarmyflorida.com/fortlauderdale