CORY MORROW RETURNS TO “ROCK THE RED KETTLE” FOR THE SALVATION ARMY WITH CONCERT PRESENTED BY KOKE FM
The fun continues the next morning with the Rock the Red Kettle ATX Celebrity Golf Tournament presented by The Horn
AUSTIN – October 2017 – Cory Morrow will be hosting a special concert alongside several of his headlining friends, including Kevin Fowler, Roger Creager, Drew Womack, and Walt and Tina Wilkins, to continue his support for The Salvation Army. The fourth annual Rock the Red Kettle ATX Concert will be held on Sunday, November 12 at the LifeAustin Amphitheatre. Doors open at 5 pm, and the show starts at 5:30 pm. The following morning, Monday, November 13th, the Rock the Red Kettle ATX Celebrity Golf Tournament will be hosted by former PGA tour professional, Joe Ogilvie. Cory Morrow, other celebrities from the Texas music scene, current PGA tour pros, and other athletes will be playing, as well.
“At Rock the Red Kettle ATX, something happens that transcends music,” said Bob Cole of KOKE FM. “There’s an all-too-rare, heart-swelling sense of Texas pride, a new level of energetic inspiration, and an emotional (even spiritual) fulfillment that unfolds.”
The Salvation Army meets human needs wherever they are found. This year, 100% of the proceeds from Rock the Red Kettle ATX will be used to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas. The Salvation Army Austin Area Command has an ambitious goal of raising $2 million to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, with $750,000 of this coming from Rock the Red Kettle ATX.
“We have been handed a clear direction to go where the need is greatest: with the folks in Texas hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey,” said Cory Morrow. “We pray you will join us.”
In August, Hurricane Harvey brought widespread devastation to Texas, triggering one of the largest disaster relief operations in the Salvation Army’s history. Within days, all Salvation Army disaster teams from the United States and Canada had been deployed to provide meals, hydration, shelter, supplies, and emotional and spiritual care to survivors and relief workers in Texas.
As of October 2, the Salvation Army had:
- Deployed a total of 96 mobile feeding units and two field kitchens to Texas and served in multiple counties across the region.
- Served 862,578 meals plus snacks and drinks
- Sheltered 2,917 evacuees statewide in response to Hurricane Harvey
Even after initial disaster response efforts are over, the Salvation Army will remain in communities impacted by this terrible storm, supporting long-term disaster recovery efforts and providing ongoing assistance to those in need. The Salvation Army is in it for the long haul, committed to serving the needs of those impacted as long as it takes to rebuild and recover.
“The Salvation Army is committed to helping families who are trying to piece their lives back together in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey,” said Joe Ogilvie, former PGA tour professional. “I hope we can provide a ray of hope for the folks who need it the most.”
Funds may be used to provide shelter, food and hydration to survivors, cleaning supplies and other essential commodities, direct financial aid to start helping those effected rebuild their lives, or to support disaster relief workers serving in the area.
“The Salvation Army was on the ground from day one, supporting our fellow Texans devastated by Hurricane Harvey, and we are in it for the long haul,” said Major Andrew Kelly, the Salvation Army Austin Area Commander. “We provide the immediate support these families need in the form of meals, drinks, and emotional and spiritual support; and then we help them move from crisis toward self-sufficiency by equipping them through long-term recovery efforts.”
Your support makes a difference. Please join us in Doing the Most Good. Last year, Rock the Red Kettle ATX was a huge success, raising more than $505,000 for locals in need, most of whom are women and children. Achieving this year’s fundraising goal of $750,000 will take the entire community working together.
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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 128 years in the greater Austin area. Locally tens of thousands of people receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, to relief for disaster victims, rehabilitation for the addicted, clothing and shelter to those experiencing homelessness and case management to help people move from crisis to self-sufficiency. For more information, go to http://www.SalvationArmyAUSTIN.org, Facebook.com/SalvationArmyAustin, Twitter.com/SalArmyAustin or Instagram.com/SalArmyAustin.