08 December 2017

The Divisional Kettle Blitz is a one-day competition among Salvation Army corps throughout the Northern New England Division.

With income from its Christmas Kettle Campaign lagging behind expectations, The Salvation Army is encouraging the public to help the organization meet its annual goal by contributing generously during the “Kettle Blitz” Day on Thursday, December 14th at red kettles throughout Northern New England. 

This year The Salvation Army set a goal of $2,139,853.86 in its Northern New England Division which covers Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The Red Kettles, more than 300 in the NNE Division, are strategically located by major retailers and manned by bellringers and, occasionally, brass musicians.

“Kettle Blitz” Day is intended to draw attention to society’s casualties, individuals and families who are struggling to survive. The Salvation Army assists them by providing food, clothing and, of course, toys for youngsters at Christmas.  Last year in Northern New England, The Salvation Army assisted 146,643. individuals during the holidays and throughout the year.

Income from the red kettles not only helps during the Christmas season but throughout the year, making it even more important that the 2017 goal will be met. 

The following Salvation Army Corps will be competing in the Kettle “Blitz” Day – stop by and support your community kettle, all funds stay locally.

Maine New Hampshire Vermont
Capital Region, Augusta -  Walmart Berlin-Walmart, No. Conway Barre – Berlin Walmart
Bangor - Sam’s Club Greater Seacoast -Walmart, Epping Burlington – St. Albans Walmart
Houlton - Walmart Keene-Market Basket, Swanzey Rutland – Price Chopper/Walmart
(Downtown Plaza)
Lewiston- Walmart in Auburn Laconia-Main Street
Old Orchard Beach-Market Basket, Biddeford Manchester-Harvest Market in Bedford  
Portland – Cabelas, Scarborough Nashua- Market Basket, Amherst  
Rockland- Walmart Rochester - Walmart  
Sanford - Walmart Derry - Walmart  
Brunswick - Walmart Concord - NH Liquor Store, 80 Storrs Street