Sixth Annual Red Kettle Kickoff Breakfast Launches Holiday Season at Pasadena Salvation Army Tabernacle Corps

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STAFF REPORT | Photography by BRIAN BIERY

7:54 am | November 17, 2019


The Salvation Army held its Sixth Annual Red Kettle Kickoff Breakfast on Friday morning, signaling a familiar start to the holiday “bell ringer” season.

On hand were Fritz Coleman, who was the emcee for the event, Captain Terry Masango MSL, and Danny Navarro, Lt. Rodney Wallace and Sgt. Glenn Thompson; Matthew Woods who gave a singing performance; Adaobi Gwacham, owner-operator of Chick-fil-A and Tournament of Roses President Laura Farber.

Thousands of dollars in donations have been raised by the kettle campaign and after a bountiful breakfast “the Kettlers” were sent on their way to ring the bells at grocery stores in the area.

The Salvation Army serves charitable functions to help those in need.

“We do this around holiday time because while many families are buying toys and getting ready for the holidays, some families are pushing the panic button,” Masango said. “We raise funds to provide toys and food for the families who need it.”

The annual Breakfast was held at the Salvation Army this year in an effort to save money. But the atmosphere was impressive as the Salvation Army headquarters has been decorated for the holidays.

The Salvation Army is looking for support in the form of financial donations as well as from volunteers.

“We definitely need more volunteers, we would like people to sign up to ring bells,” Masango said. “People can volunteer as a family, we find people like to volunteer in pairs, if mom and dad and kids come it’s great because we need help.”

For more information or to volunteer at the Salvation Army, please call (626) 773-4400.