03 December 2020

Concord, New Hampshire – The Salvation Army will kick off its Annual Christmas Red Kettle Effort for the state of New Hampshire when Governor Chris Sununu brings greetings in a brief ceremony to be held outside on the steps of the Statehouse in Concord on Friday, December 4, 10:00 am.

A Salvation Army Brass Ensemble will also be part of the ceremony playing Christmas carols.  The familiar red kettles are out a various stores and locations statewide until December 24th.    

As we continue to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important now than ever that Granite Staters come together in support of our neighbors and those in need,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “Here in the 603, the spirit of giving is embedded in each of us. The Salvation Army Statewide Kettle Campaign is an important holiday tradition that aides Granite Staters throughout the state. I urge all Granite Staters to give what they can – whether it’s when you come across a kettle at the store, online at RescueChristmas.org, or by texting ‘KETTLE’ to 91999.”

Due to the pandemic The Salvation Army could see up to a 50% decrease in funds raised through the iconic red kettles. This resulting from less foot traffic, unemployment, closing of stores and consumers are carrying less cash.  Every donation provides help and hope to those in need.  Your support is urgently needed to ensure that services and programs continue during the holidays and throughout the year.  Please help us help others during these challenging times. If you don’t see a red kettle you can still donate:

  • Give any amount by texting “KETTLE” to 91999
  • Virtual Red Kettle – RescueChristmas.org
  • Walmart Angel Tree Registry
  • Ask Amazon Alexa to donate by saying, “Alexa, donate to The Salvation Army,” then specify the amount
  • Digitally with Apple Pay or Google Pay at any Salvation Army kettle

This year The Salvation Army has implemented protocols to ensure the health and safety of our Bell Ringers and supporters.

Last year, funds donated at these kettles enabled The Salvation Army to help more than 46,000 individuals statewide with programs, homeless shelters, general and holiday assistance.  The Salvation Army provided food, clothing, utilities and emergency disaster aid.   Also, children were provided the opportunity to attend The Salvation Army’s Camp Sebago.

There are nine Salvation Army Corps (facilities) in New Hampshire that offer services and programs for children, adults and seniors.

  • Berlin
  • Concord
  • Derry
  • Greater Seacoast
  • Keene
  • Laconia
  • Manchester
  • Nashua
  • Rochester

For further information please contact Patricia James, Divisional Headquarters (207) 245-3732.