By: Cyrondys Jackson
(BIRMINGHAM, AL)- The Women’s Auxiliary of The Salvation Army Greater Birmingham Area Command celebrated ‘Salvation Army Night’ with the USFL Stallions at the newly opened Protective Stadium in downtown Birmingham. The USFL Stallions battled The Houston Gamblers during the beginning of the Playoffs, and The Women’s Auxiliary membership showed their support by selling tickets to the double-header, as well as hosting tents and kettles at the entrances to the stadium.
Fans had the chance to enjoy a ‘Meet and Greet’ with Area Commanders and Corps Officers, Majors Karen and Robert Lyle, as well as support the iconic Red Kettles, a symbol of HOPE throughout communities worldwide. Local contributions stay in the community and help support Salvation Army programs that feed the hungry, provide rental and utility assistance, or support survivors recovering from a disaster.
Major Karen Lyle said, “We are excited to host Salvation Army Night with the Stallions and cheer them to victory, while supporting our ladies of The Women’s Auxiliary.” Major Lyle says The Salvation Army is planning several ‘Salvation Army Nights’ with other local teams and is looking forward to expanding the partnership. Last year, The Salvation Army partnered with Birmingham Bulls Hockey during the Red Kettle season to support the 614 Corps Community Church.
The Birmingham Women’s Auxiliary will host ‘Salvation Army Night’ at The Birmingham Barons, Friday, August 26, 2022.
Founded in 1962, The Greater Birmingham Women’s Auxiliary has more than 200 members, whose service and commitment supports fundraising activities and programs at The Salvation Army Greater Birmingham Area Command.
For more information, please contact Darlene Ray at 205-328-4015 or at Darlene.Ray@uss.salvationarmy.org .
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