Photos by Patrish Schallert
On Friday, November 12, the Ventura Salvation Army held their 2021 Red Kettle Kickoff Fundraiser Luncheon at their headquarters located 650 S. Petit Avenue.
hile sharing a delicious lunch, and the fellowship of other business and civic leaders, attendees had a chance to learn more about the myriad programs of the Ventura Corps including their Free Eye Clinics, The Hope Center for transitional living, Food Pantries in east and west Ventura, and holiday meals and toys for hundreds of local families.
The event officially launched one of our country’s most endeared holiday traditions, the ringing bells of the Salvation Army Red Kettles. The Ventura Salvation Army is lead by Juan & Patricia Torres.
Juan stated “We are excited for the start of this year’s Red Kettle Campaign and today’s kick off was a wonderful way to begin the Christmas season. We are so grateful to everyone that came to the luncheon in support of what The Salvation Army is doing here in our beautiful Ventura.”
Red Kettle Kickoff