The Salvation Army held its “Soups On! the Circle” event today, November 18, on Monument Circle.  The event  helped kick-off the annual Red Kettle campaign here in the city of Indianapolis.  Soups On! the Circle was made possible by Scratch Truck, WIBC, and The Salvation Army.  Scratch Truck  provided a free bowl of soup to anyone who made a donation in the kettle as a thank you for supporting our neighbors in need, through The Salvation Army.

Helping the Army ring the bells today were special guests including, Miss Indiana – Jackie Jerlecki, WISH-TV8 on-air personalities, Rowdie from the Indianapolis Indians, Colts Cheerleaders, and many more.  All donations will go to support The Salvation Army’s Tree of Lights campaign.  The goal for this year’s campaign is $3.2 million, the highest goal in the history of the Tree of Lights. The money raised will go towards supporting Salvation Army programs and services throughout Central Indiana.

Last year – through the generosity of central Indiana donors – The Salvation Army served more than 2,300 people struggling with substance abuse, provided more than 96,000 safe nights of shelter for women and children fleeing domestic abuse and homelessness, served more than 2.1 million meals to men, women, and children in need, and provided a safe environment for hundreds of area children to go after school.

For more information about the Tree of Lights campaign or to volunteer this Holiday Season, please visit us online at