(Washington, D.C.) – The Salvation Army bell ringing near a red kettle is an iconic symbol of the Christmas season. Recently the WGTS show producers faced off to see who could raise the most money during one show, ringing the bell at a kettle. For the challenge, morning producer Claude Jennings, midday show producer Spencer White, and evening show producer, Cleavon Davis headed out to different Giant grocery stores in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia throughout the day. The outcome: Evening show producer Cleavon Davis and the evening show team raised over $1,200 in just four hours. All the red kettle locations, plus online donations from the virtual kettle raised over $18,000 for the day.
“The Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive in Reston was an outstanding experience!” said Davis. “I was proud to be a part of the legacy and tradition of selflessness the Salvation Army has established, especially during a season when so many are focused on getting rather than giving. It reminded me of how much good is still in the world.”
The station also encouraged listeners to give their time by volunteering to ring the bell at red kettles all across the greater Washington, D.C. area.
The Salvation Army National Capital Region provides shelter, food, discipleship training, drug abuse rehabilitation services, and disaster relief for the Washington, D.C. area. All the money raised from the red kettle campaign goes to these efforts.