The Salvation Army of Clark County will kick off its annual Red Kettle campaign with a fundraiser at Joe's Crab Shack.
It's an appropriate opening for the season of giving. The red kettle tradition began in San Francisco in 1891, when a local officer put a large crab pot at a ferry landing and asked passengers to donate for Christmas dinner for the poor. Now, 120 years later, red kettles are used throughout the world to raise money for Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army of Clark County helps the needy with emergency rent and utility assistance, food, after-school programs, case management and more.
Joe’s Crab Shack will donate 20 percent of sales from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Diners also can make cash donations directly into red kettles on their tables. Plus, a corporate donation will be made based on the evening’s sales. Make sure you grab a Salvation Army coupon on your way in. Reservations are recommended for parties of eight or more.
The restaurant is located at 101 E. Columbia Way. Donations are also accepted at http://salvationarmyvancouver.org.