Dryden Sertoma Club, Inc., PO Box 1181, Dryden, NY 13053, DrydenSertoma@gmail.com
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Friday, November 20 & Saturday, November 21, 2015
Dryden Sertoma Members Ring the Salvation Army Bell
Dryden Food Market (Clark's)
Annually Sertoma is joined by their families and friends to help with the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign by ringing the bell outside of Dryden Food Market. 90% of the funds raised in Dryden are returned to the Dryden community and used during the next year in a variety of ways.
What is Dryden Sertoma?
The Dryden, NY, Sertoma Club was chartered in 1977 and has been an active local community organization for over thirty years. We focus on several community activities in addition to the hearing health assistance and education of our founding international organization. Our popular fund-raising events provide financial support that stays in the Dryden community. And our community service activities benefit countless individuals in Dryden.
Join us in the Red Kettle Drive for the Salvation Army
Dryden (Clark's) Food Market
Friday, November 20 - Saturday, November 21
DRYDEN SERTOMA will be ringing the bell outside the Dryden (Clark's) Food Market. 90% percent of funds collected in Dryden, STAY IN DRYDEN.
ORIGIN OF THE RED KETTLE
The tradition of Salvation Army kettles began in San Francisco in 1891 with Captain Joseph McFee. Captain McFee was looking for a way to help provide meals to families in need and recalled "Simpson's pot" - a large pot used in Liverpool, England into which passers-by threw charitable donations. Captain McFee decided to place a similar pot at the Oakland ferry landing.
By strategically placing the kettle, he was able to attract donations from those going to and from the ferry boats. Not long after, a smaller urn was placed in the waiting area as well.
Now, over 100 years have passed and instead of providing just a simple Christmas dinner, the money raised at kettles is also used to provide clothing, shelter, toys, financial assistance and counseling year-round. The Salvation Army's holiday fund-raising activities play a crucial role in sharing the spirit of the season with families in need. The Salvation Army does its best to ensure that no family goes without food, no child is without presents under the tree and that Christmas is a time of hope and healing.