Red Kettle Campaign off and ringing in Florence

November 17, 2018

FLORENCE, S.C. – S.C. Sen. Hugh K. Leatherman Sr. rang in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign on Friday afternoon.

Leatherman cut the ceremonial ribbon inside of the Salvation Army Family Store on West Palmetto Street to officially begin the Red Kettle Campaign. The Red Kettle Campaign features mostly volunteers standing outside of stores ringing bells or singing Christmas carols to encourage passersby to donate their change into red kettles.

“First of all, I really believe in what the Salvation Army does,” Leatherman said. “I come here and I see the store and how well it’s stocked. It’s unbelievable. What a great job they do.”

Leatherman, a Republican, serves as president pro tempore of the S.S. Senate and is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. He represents Senate District 31, which includes most of Florence County and two small pieces of Darlington County.

Julian Young, Bobby Collins, Otis Lawhon, Dan Allen and Jordan Gallo of the Florence Men’s Choral Society also performed at the event.

The Army is looking for Red Kettle volunteer groups to help with this year’s effort. The Army would especially like to hear from organizations in Chesterfield and Marlboro counties.

For more information, contact Heather Steverson at heather.steverson@uss.salvationarmy.org.

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