Browns boost Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign

2:22 PM, Nov 16, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland has a $20,000 boost to their 2012 Red Kettle campaign.

Cleveland Browns President Mike Holmgren and his wife donated $10,000 to the annual fundraiser, while the Cleveland Browns organization matched their gift.

"I grew up with the Salvation Army as my grandparents were officers," Browns President Mike Holmgren said in a press release. "They do so much for so many and it is an honor and a privilege to help."

Mary Lurlene-Kay Johnson, the divisional secretary for the Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland, said one of the $10,000 donations has been "earmarked to purchase hats that will be given to families with children participating in the Salvation Army's Christmas Assistance program."

The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland is hoping donors will give at least $682,000 total this holiday season. The money collected during the Red Kettle campaign help the Salvation Army throughout the entire year to provide food, clothing, toys and other assistance to local people and families.

Annually, The Salvation Army in Greater Cleveland provides $15.5 million dollars in services to low-income families and seniors.

The annual Red Kettle campaign runs through Christmas Eve at many different locations like Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and Giant Eagle. You can also donate to a virtual red kettle from your own home at


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