Join Us For the 2015 Red Kettle Kick-Off

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Join The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta in ringing in the holiday season on top of Stone Mountain for the “Ringing on the Rock” Red Kettle Christmas Campaign Kick-off.

This festive celebration will include musical performances by The Salvation Army Brass Band. The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Commander, Todd Hawks, will kick-off the Red Kettle campaign along with special remarks and honorary first dollars. The ceremony will also highlight many Salvation Army programs including Youth Services, Human Trafficking and Homeless and Homelessness prevention.
The Ringing from the Rock ceremony is FREE and open to the public. “We are proud to host The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Christmas Campaign Kick-off at Stone Mountain Park. It is important to us to help them bring focus to the Christmas kettle campaign since it makes such a positive impact in our community throughout the entire year,” says Michael Dombrowski, Vice President and General Manager of Stone Mountain Park.

For 125 years The Salvation Army has started the Christmas Season with Red Kettles and Bell Ringers. “Bell ringing is not only a tradition but also a necessity. Without Red Kettles, Bell Ringers and community support, The Salvation Army would not be able to help those in desperate need year round,” says Metro Atlanta Area Commander, Major Todd Hawks. “This is a joyous kick-off to the Christmas season and the annual Red Kettle campaign!”

WHEN: Saturday, November 21, 2015
2:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Very Top of Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain Park
1000 Robert E. Lee Drive
Stone Mountain, GA‎ 30087

WHO: Major Todd Hawks, Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Commander
Michael Dombrowski, Vice President and General Manager of Stone Mountain Park
The Salvation Army Brass Band

The Salvation Army Will Hosted Over 300 Homeless Men, Women, and Children at the Third Annual Project Homeless Connect

The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta hosted its third annual Project Homeless Connect, a one day, one-stop event for people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless in the metro Atlanta region. Project Homeless Connect took place on Friday, April 24th at The Salvation Army Atlanta Temple Corps located at 2090 N. Druid Hills Road Atlanta, GA 30329.

More than 40 human services agencies from around metro Atlanta participated in the event, offering services such as medical referrals, HIV testing, and dental care. Services also included counseling on housing, employment, veterans’ services, benefits, mental health, and much more.

Project Homeless Connect is an opportunity to welcome homeless neighbors into the life of the community by providing free access to community and social services all in one place. “We always look forward to having so many of these services in one place for a day. And this year in particular, we anticipate having more people in need of services – many who may have never had to rely on social service organizations,” says Major Todd Hawks,  Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Commander. “We serve

not only those who are now homeless but also more and more people who never dreamed of facing housing problems.”

Last year’s Project Homeless Connect included more than 30 agencies providing a wide variety of services and many volunteers assisting for the day. More than 200 people were linked with services, housing, or other assistance.

To learn more about The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta’s homeless and housing services, visit