Salvation Army fundraisers sparks holiday memories

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Today, I’ve been working on an article about the upcoming holiday fund raising season for Salvation Army Glendale.

Like other nonprofits across the country, the organization is facing increased need, so officials say this fundraising season is especially important.

What I couldn’t include in the story was the own personal memories those shiny red kettles bring to mind. If you’re like me, then the red buckets and bell ringers are about more than the Salvation Army.

They seem to have become a symbol of giving and the holiday season in general.

From their appearance on street corners to famous holiday movies like “It’s a Wonderful Life,”  they really seem to have become a cultural icon.

Stephen Ropfogel, a local Salvation Army board member, agreed with me.

“It’s become part of our psyche I think,” he said.

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Written by Melanie Hicken

November 12, 2009 at 3:50 pm

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