Posts Tagged ‘Salvation Army’

Rock the Red Kettle Kickoff Concert – Silent Auction Items

November 11, 2013 Leave a comment

RRK_logo - RL copyGet ready to rock while giving back this Christmas season! The Salvation Army is proud to present the Rock the Red Kettle Kickoff Concert on Saturday, November 16 at 7 p.m. at the Square Room on Knoxville’s Market Square. The event will kick off the organization’s annual Red Kettle Campaign with live music by Frog and Toad’s Dixie Quartet, delectable desserts and an auction featuring unique items and experiences you won’t want to miss out on.  Tickets are $20 with 100% of the cost going into programs that serve the Knoxville community.

Auction items include:

  • Stress Buster Getaway includes: $1,000 Spa Gift Certificate at Choice of Select Spa Locations (over 4,200 locations to choose from), Hyatt Hotels & Resorts 3-Night Stay with Airfare for two.
  •  VIP NASCAR Experience includes: Tickets to Choice of a Select NASCAR Race, Pit Club Hospitality Passes, 2-3 Night Weekend Stay with Airfare for two. (Daytona 500 included)
  • Luxury Charleston Getaway includes: Private Historical Photo Tour of Charleston (SC), Dinner & Wine Pairings at Charleston Grill, Orient-Express Charleston Place 3-Night Stay with Airfare for two.
  •  Star Wars 16×20 movie poster signed by: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, George Lucas (Director) and John Williams (Composer)
  • Signed & framed Born in the USA record album from Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. Signed by: Bruce Springsteen, Steve Van Zandt, Clarence Clemons, Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa, Max Weinberg, Roy Bittan, Gary Tallent and Danny Federici.
  •  1980 Miracle On Ice USA Olympic Hockey Team 16X20 Photo signed by entire team and head coach
  • An original Peanuts (Snoopy) sketch from Charles Shultz
  •  Behind-the-scenes tour of McGee-Tyson airport facilities for a group of 20.
  • Ole Smokey Distillery gift pack
  •  Knoxville Ice Bears gift pack
  • WBIR-TV Studio Tour & Live @ 5 @ 4 viewing
  •  Complimentary night at Wilderness at the Smokies‘ Stone Hill Lodge
  • Phillip Fulmer autographed football
  •  Cuonzo Martin autographed basketball
  • Martina McBride autographed CD, shirt and Picture
  •  Titanic Museum tickets
  • Smokies Baseball tickets
  •  And More…

Be A Shield…Volunteer

October 22, 2013 Leave a comment

It’s already Christmas time at The Salvation Army which means there are several special ways for you and your business, school or church to get involved this season. Here are some of our volunteer opportunities:

Bell Ringers
Begins Thursday, November 14 and goes through Tuesday, December 24
We are looking for groups and individuals to sponsor an entire day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. as well as filling two hour shifts at 60 different locations.

Volunteer Coordinator Assistant
Assist the volunteer coordinator with reminders and details for the shifts of the bell ringing volunteers. Possibly help with registration of new bell ringers and administrative tasks for the appreciation certificates.
Monday through Friday – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Beginning Monday, November 18 and goes until Thursday, December 19

Angel Tree Volunteer Opportunities

Office Help
Monday, October 21 through Tuesday, November 5
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Help label tags and bundle bags

(More opportunities will be available to help in our warehouse leading up to our distribution)

Angel Tree Distribution Day
Friday, December 20
Three different shifts between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Help distribute the gifts to the families and seniors.

To volunteer or for more information, please contact Maria Down at (865) 525-9401 or

It’s Socktober

October 7, 2013 Leave a comment

It IS time to do something awesome! Kid President has declared this month as “Socktober”.

Did you know that there are thousands of homeless men, women and children in the Knoxville area and many of them are ill-prepared for the impending cold weather.  Here’s your chance to do something awesome and be part of the 1 million people who are helping the homeless in their neighborhoods.

Your neighbors are in need of items like: socks and other cold weather clothing, hygiene items and non-perishable food. There are two ways you can help them. First, encourage your business, school, church or team to host a drive for one or all of the aforementioned items. If you collect it, we’ll even pick it up.  Or, you can clean out your closets and pantries and drop your items off at The Salvation Army. It’s that easy.

Let’s help our neighbors and give the world a reason to dance!

If you would like to host a drive, please contact Rob at (865) 525-9401 or at

The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Training

August 23, 2013 Leave a comment

2013 Disaster Training - August

Rock The Red Kettle Concert Sponsorship Opportunities

August 23, 2013 Leave a comment


Rock The Red Kettle Concert - Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Pam’s Story

Pam’s story as told by Sargent Rachel Martin of The Salvation Army’s Blount County Outpost – Mercy Chapel:

Mercy ChapelI want to share the recent success of one of our most frequently seen clients. I began seeing Pam in April of last year. I knew from our first encounter that she would likely not find work.  Pam is middle-aged, on disability and at the time I first met her, she was recovering from a prescription drug addiction. She was looking for something part-time to supplement her income because she was not able to pay all of her bills. She faithfully fulfilled all the requirements of our program. A couple of months ago after she landed a couple of interviews and was not offered the job she came to me distraught.  She admitted that during her period of addiction she had acquired a shoplifting conviction. She was beginning to deeply internalize the realization that no one wanted to hire her and give her a second chance because she was deemed too risky to hire – an unwanted person.

She told me that she thought God was punishing her for past and asked if I agreed. I could see that she had already accepted this answer and had found some sort of consolation in this. We discussed the law of the harvest and I explained God’s law of sewing and reaping but felt a strong urge to encourage her that God was also a God of intervention. We prayed that morning that God would intervene on her behalf and that he would move on someone to offer Pam a second chance at employment.  Admittedly, as I prayed the words, I was filled with sadness because I felt like I was giving her false hope.

Just one week later, Pam called me to inform me that she had been offered a job. It was the perfect amount of hours, at a good rate of pay and she was ecstatic.

God showed me some very important things through this experience…

He does indeed desire to intervene on the behalf of those who are disadvantaged and who have a trail of bad choices behind them and he is more than able to make what seems the impossible possible. Also, while it is important to guide our clients to do all that they can to turn their lives around, it is the belief that God is their true hope and that he is able to perform miracles on their behalf that should set The Salvation Army apart from many other good organizations. We have a high privilege and responsibility!


Kevin Long’s Story


After battling addiction for most of his life, Kevin Long finally got clean through The Salvation Army’s Operation Bootstrap program. Now he’s given his life to serve others.

Kevin Long’s Story


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