CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE’S MAYOR DEAN TRANTALIS, FIRE RESCUE DEPUTY FIRE CHIEFS AND HOT 105 FM’S TRACI CLOYD TO RING-IN #GIVINGTUESDAY
FOR THE SALVATION ARMY OF BROWARD DURING CHRISTMAS ON LAS OLAS
Massive 14-foot-tall Red Kettle and The Salvation Army Brass Band to Welcome the Giving Spirit of the Season
WHAT: The City of Fort Lauderdale’s Mayor Dean Trantalis, Fire Rescue Deputy Fire Chiefs Bob Bacic, Chantal Botting and Jeff Lucas and Hot 105 FM personality Traci Cloyd will ring-in the holidays by serving as Celebrity Red Kettle Bell Ringers for the Salvation Army of Broward during the 56th annual Christmas on Las Olas.
These local celebrities and hometown heroes who are volunteering their time will welcome charitable donations for the community under a massive 14-foot-tall red kettle. Additional red kettles will be set-up along the Christmas on Las Olas Boulevard route and will be attended by Salvation Army of Broward board members and volunteers. The Salvation Army Brass Band will also spread musical cheer with classic holiday favorites.
This spirited effort is aligned with Giving Tuesday, a global day of philanthropy that kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
Synonymous with the Christmas season, “ringing the bell” at a Salvation Army Red Kettle has been a tradition since 1895. It’s not just about ringing a bell, however. All proceeds from the Kettle stay in Broward County and support the Salvation Army’s feeding, shelter and social service programs.
The Salvation Army of Broward’s traditional Red Kettle fundraiser is only part of the nonprofit organization’s holiday efforts to help those less fortunate. It also recently served free Thanksgiving meals, in partnership with The Cheesecake Factory, for hundreds of families with few resources and hosts a decades-long Angel Tree program to provide gifts for families experiencing hardship.
WHEN: Giving Tuesday, November 27, from 5 – 8 p.m.
- Traci Cloyd, Morning Show Co-Host, Hot 105 FM, from 5 – 6 p.m.
- Chantal Botting, Deputy Fire Chief, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, from 5 – 6 p.m.
- Dean Trantalis, Mayor, City of Fort Lauderdale, from 6 – 7 p.m.
- Bob Bacic, Deputy Fire Chief, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, from 6 – 7 p.m.
- Jeff Lucas, Deputy Fire Chief | Fire Marshal, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, from 7 – 8 p.m.
WHERE: In front of Carroll’s Jewelers on Las Olas Boulevard
915 E Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
ABOUT: The Salvation Army is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to “meeting human needs without discrimination.” Since 1926, The Salvation Army has been active in Broward County serving thousands of our most needy community members. Today, it offers a number of vital programs including its Economic Stability Program, the Open Door Project emergency shelter, a food pantry, transitional family housing, New Beginnings for pregnant homeless women and disaster services.
CONTACT: Fran Folic, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, (954) 801- 4693 (cell);
Alyse Gossman, Salvation Army of Broward County, (954) 712-2431, [email protected]