This past week, the Rotary Club of Kerrville - Morning (Morning Rotary) served the Salvation Army in their Red Kettle Campaign. Fifteen Morning Rotarians took turns ringing the bell for a total of nine hours.
In 1891, Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee launched the Red Kettle Campaign to collect funds in order to feed the hungry in San Francisco on Christmas Day. Little did he know that his idea would become a tradition that would spread throughout the United States and the world. Globally, contributions to Salvation Army red kettles enable the organization to continue its year-round efforts at helping those who would otherwise be forgotten.
Morning Rotarian, Frank Dunlap, retired financial professional and past Executive Director for the Kerrville Kroc Center, helped organize the service project.
“We are truly blessed by the Morning Rotary. The Salvation Army and Rotary with their 4-way test share the same heart. We preach stewardship. Rotary’s 4-way test does the same. The giving of their time and talents brings hope to others. Together, joy will be had this Christmas season,” said Captain David Swyers, Kerrville Kroc Senior Officer.