Over 200 runners and volunteers joined The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta on Saturday, May 30, for the first Kettle Krush 5K in beautiful Piedmont Park. The inaugural race celebrated the 125th year of The Salvation Army’s presence in the Atlanta community.
The Kettle Krush 5K, Different Season Same Reason was created to bring attention to the much-needed social services to individuals and families in dire need throughout the year—not just the Christmas season. In the last year, The Salvation Army provided over 120,000 nights of shelter to men, women, children, and veterans and served 168,509 meals to those who were hungry and homeless in our community. We also assisted over 38,500 families who were in a crisis.
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With summer fast-approaching and temperatures already climbing in the Atlanta area, The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta distributed free electric fans and provided cool beverages to those in need of heat relief on Friday, May 15.
“Our seniors and especially those that don’t have shelter are at extreme risk,” said Metro Area Commander Major Todd Hawks. “The Salvation Army has long term experience in meeting the basic needs of the people in the community.”
1,500 box fans were distributed across the Atlanta area, and doors were opened for community members to get out of the heat and enjoy a cold glass of water.
“Everybody, young, old, poor, and homeless deserves to be comfortable during long summer days,” said Major Hawks.