April 11, 2021

Ringing in the Season of Giving

2015-Bell-Ringing-webSuisun City employees recently supported the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign by taking an entire day of bell-ringing shifts at the donation kettle located in front of the Suisun City Walmart store.

Among the firefighters and other City staff who participated were City Councilmember Mike Segala, City Manager Suzanne Bragdon, Fire Chief Mike O’Brien, Police Chief Tim Mattos, and Associate Planner John Kearns, along with their various family members.  The community donated just under $360 while City bell-ringers were on duty.

It was a terrific opportunity to meet with local residents, support an essential international cause that benefits our local community so directly, and embrace the spirit of the Christmas season.

We are proud to help support the Salvation Army in its work in Suisun City and across Solano County, and greatly appreciate the services they provide everyday at key community facilities such as the Kroc Center.

About the Red Kettle Campaign

The signature annual fund raiser for the Salvation Army dates back to 1891 when Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee set up a pot at the Oakland Ferry Landing in San Francisco with a sign reading, “Keep the Pot Boiling,” to collect spare change to fund his dream of a free Christmas dinner for the City’s destitute.  In short order, Capt. McFee had the funds he needed, and the seeds were sown for perhaps the world’s most recognized Christmas fund-raising event.

Today, the Salvation Army deploys the signature red kettles all over the world to collect donations used to carry on its year-round work of helping those who might otherwise be forgotten or go without.

Click here to learn more about the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign.

You also can donate to a virtual red kettle here or by clicking the kettle below.