The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign will kickoff its 2022 season on Saturday, November 26th at ICON Park in Orlando. During the kickoff, community members can learn about the purpose of the Red Kettle and how it addresses housing and hunger issues all while providing hope. For the Red Kettle kickoff, Captain Ken Chapman, Area Commander for The Salvation Army will ride the Wheel at ICON Park for 10 hours.
It will be the fifth year of Captain Ken Chapman riding the Wheel at ICON Park as the captain remains dedicated to creative initiatives to further connect The Salvation Army, community partners, and residents.
“We appreciate this wonderful partnership with ICON Park and their heart for this community,” said Captain Chapman, Area Commander, The Salvation Army. We are on a mission to further educate our community on all the things Red Kettle provides. It is indeed a powerful movement to be a part of,” he said. “When you give to the Red Kettle, you are literally positioning individuals and families to be able to have food, shelter, and the hope needed to keep pushing forward.”
ICON Park will support the efforts of The Salvation Army by waiving the ticket cost for all guests who wish to take the 20-minute ride with Captain Chapman. Guests can instead donate the cost of the admission ticket to the Red Kettle Campaign. Additionally, ICON Park will donate a dollar for every ticket it sells during the Red Kettle Kickoff event to The Salvation Army for riders who choose not to ride with Captain Chapman.
“As part of our continued support of the Central Florida community, ICON Park is excited to host Captain Chapman and the entire Salvation Army family”, said Gregory Fornadel, Manager of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement, ICON Park. “The Donation Rotation has become a staple of our holiday season and our guests look forward to it every year.”
The Red Kettle kickoff event is free and open to the public. Attendees can enjoy live Christmas music from The Salvation Army Band, photo opportunities with local celebrities and mascots, enjoy the Wheel, and partake in ICON Park’s featured restaurants. The kickoff begins at 11 a.m.
Contribute to a Red Kettle near you this holiday season. For more information, visit salvationarmyorlando.org.