The familiar holiday sights and sounds of The Salvation Army’s red kettles and bell ringers will be making special out-of-season appearances on Wednesday, June 25, in observance of LEON Day in Hawaii.
“It’s about six months until Christmas and LEON Day (that’s NOEL spelled backwards) is to remind Hawaii that there is a need for funds throughout the year to assist our local communities and families,” said Maj. John Chamness, Divisional leader of The Salvation Army of Hawaii. “Most folks don’t realize that one out of every 10 residents in Hawaii is touched by The Salvation Army’s compassionate community work each year. We encourage everyone in Hawaii to help us fill our red kettles and support their local community on LEON Day!”
“We appreciate the willingness of our long-time retail partners, Longs/CVS Caremark and Walmart, to so readily partner with us again for LEON Day.”
Red kettles will be stationed across Hawaii at all Longs/CVS Caremark stores and all Walmart stores at various times on June 25.
The Salvation Army of Hawaii offers a wide variety of programs throughout the islands including: adult day health services; affordable senior housing; at-risk youth services and housing; camp &conference center; family stores; food distribution and feeding programs; homeless services. Visit www/salvationarmyhawaii.org.