(LaSALLE, ON) – The LaSalle Vipers are hoping you bring some spare change with you as you arrive at the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex tonight. The Vipers will be hosting the Chatham Maroons at 7:00pm for their annual Salvation Army Night, in support of the Christmas Kettle Campaign.
“This is one of our favourite game nights of the year because it’s another example of how the community of LaSalle comes together to help those in need,” said Vipers marketing coordinator, Matt Dumouchelle.
A Christmas Kettle will be set up in the lobby of the Vollmer for fans to generously give a donation towards this important annual campaign.
“Unfortunately, there is still a great need for our services and by donating, you’re giving a local family a Christmas this year,” said Salvation Army Spokesperson, Shannon Wise.
The 126th Annual Kettle Campaign seeks donations from the public to help the millions of Canadians living in poverty. Last year the campaign was able to help over 1.9 million people in Canada and Bermuda.
In Windsor-Essex, 18,804 families received assistance from the Salvation Army Food Bank in 2015, and 1,100 children received toys during the 2015 Christmas season.
The local goal this year is $270,000, with every donation to a Christmas Kettle staying in the community to which it was given.