METRO DIGEST || Red Kettle Campaign Kick-Off

Campaign Kick-Off


The Salvation Army Mahoning County Area Services will have its 2012 Red Kettle Campaign Kick-Off and Breakfast at 9 a.m. today at the Quaker Steak & Lube, 435 Boardman-Poland Road.

Salvation Army’s red kettles will be placed at shopping centers in the Mahoning Valley from Monday through Christmas Eve. This year’s campaign goal is $305,000, said Maj. Elijah Kahn, area coordinator for Salvation Army Mahoning County Area Services, who will highlight the needs in the community at the breakfast. There also will be a performance by the Salvation Army Brass Ensemble.

Doreen Sahli, Quaker Steak & Lube general manager, is the 2012 honorary chairwoman.

Storm preparation


As thousands of people in New York City and New Jersey continue to seek relief assistance nine days after superstorm Sandy, a powerful nor’easter storm could halt services provided by the Salvation Army and other emergency-relief organizations.

The Salvation Army, which has provided more than 700,000 meals and drinks to impacted residents, will prepare for the forthcoming storm which could bring high winds, freezing temperatures, flooding and potentially snow to coastal areas that are still without power.

The Salvation Army is preparing to continue service delivery when possible, and is calling on the public for increased monetary and in-kind donations to 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769) and by texting “storm” to 80888 and confirming the $10 donation with the word “Yes.” To find your nearest drop-off location, go to Checks may be made out to The Salvation Army Disaster Services Center, PO Box 1959 Atlanta, GA 30301. Designate “2012 Hurricane Season” on all checks.

Harvest Fest


Kravitz Delicatessen and Grow Youngstown will host a Harvest Fest from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Kravitz Delicatessen, 3135 Belmont Ave. Kravitz’s Chef, Debbie Mirkin, will prepare a menu of traditional foods using produce from local urban gardens and rural farms. Local band “Brady’s Leap” will perform at the event, which costs $5. Grow Youngstown is a nonprofit organization with a mission to create a socially just and economically viable local food system, while increasing the agricultural skills and resources of Youngstown and neighboring communities.

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