Rex Murphy will be visiting Calgary on Thursday, November 17, 2016 to speak at the Salvation Army’s annual Hope in the City luncheon. The event kicks off the Christmas Kettle Campaign which aims to raise $1 million for Salvation Army programs and services in Calgary.
“Hope in the City brings together the business community and jump-starts our Kettle Campaign by raising 10 per cent or more of our campaign goal,” says Karen Livick, executive director for the Salvation Army’s Community Services Calgary. “It really sets the momentum for the rest of the Kettle Campaign!”
The money raised by the luncheon and kettles ensures the Salvation Army is there to provide children’s art and sports programs, adult education, job search support, emergency food and baby supplies, and more to Calgarians in need at Christmas and throughout the year.
“These are tough times for many families and individuals in Calgary and we have new faces coming through our doors every day,” adds Livick.
The Wood Automotive Group is the platinum sponsor of the Hope in the City luncheon and a major supporter of the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign.
Tickets for the Hope in the City luncheon are available online at https://hopeinthecitycalgary.eventbrite.ca. The November 17, 2016 event will be held at the Hyatt Regency from noon to 1:30 p.m.