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Thank you for supporting The Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle Luncheon! We are so pleased to see so many individuals eager to help those in need right here in King County.
Thank you to everyone who attended, and thank you to our special guest Mark Wright for being our emcee again this year, and to all of the clients who shared their stories of overcoming incredible obstacles with the help of The Salvation Army and our generous supporters.
Thanks to your generosity, we raised over $320,000 - all gifts will go to work immediately serving local needs.
Right here in King County, The Salvation Army helps provide shelter, food, youth programs, domestic violence aid, disaster relief and addiction recovery, and we can't do it without you. If you were unable to attend our luncheon, please consider a donation and remember all gifts of $300 or more will be matched.
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Thank you for being a part of this important event. Your support allows The Salvation Army to continue its life-saving work in the community.
The “Arthur S Langlie” Award
The Arthur S. Langlie Award is presented annually to an individual, foundation, or corporation, to recognize visionary leadership and selfless service to others. Established in 2002, the award is a tribute to Arthur S. Langlie and his 40 years of leadership and service to The Salvation Army. Today, his family honors his legacy with an award in his name to acknowledge others for dedication to the community.
|2017||Donald A Lockwood||2009||The Aven Foundation|
|2016||Phyllis Campbell||2008||The Norcliffe Foundation|
|2015||Russel Wilson||2008||The Seattle Times, Fund for the Needy|
|2014||Fred Meyer & QFC||2006||Kathy Holmgren|
|2013||Bill Helsell||2005||The Windermere Foundation|
|2012||Trident Seafood||2004||Herb Mead|
|2011||Jackie & Pierre Gehlen||2003||Lee Stiles|
|2010||Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation||2002||Jane Langlie|
The “Others” Award
The "Others" award is The Salvation Army's highest civilian award in the United States, given to an individual or organization who has demonstrated exceptional community involvement and outstanding service for and on behalf of The Salvation Army.
Bartell Drugs • The Biella Foundation • Coastal Transportation, Inc. • Foss Family Foundation • Frey Buck P.S. • Park 'N' Fly • QuoteWizard • University Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
IAM District 751 • CenturyLink • Holmes Electric • Pape Material Handling • Puget Sound Energy • RSM US LLP • Shelter Holdings LLC • Sinclair Broadcast Group • Trident Seafoods Corporation • Umpqua Bank • USI Insurance Services • The Walsh Group
PATRICIA - After moving from Chicago to Washington with nothing in their possession, Patricia and her family soon found themselves in need of assistance. Through the help of her neighbor she found The Salvation Army where she received food, diapers and Christmas assistance.
DAVID - David’s life would look very different if it weren’t for The Salvation Army. Throughout his childhood he attended The Salvation Army after-school programs, played on sports leagues and went to camp in the summers. Today, he considers The Salvation Army a second home and he now works with children in The Salvation Army after-school program.
JONATHAN - Jonathan came to The Salvation Army at a young age when his family became homeless. After being discharged from the military, he became addicted to drugs and alcohol and wound up spending time in prison. Now, through the help of The Salvation Army, he has a job, a home, and restored faith in God.
TAAISHA - Taaisha suffered from postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter and began to use drugs and alcohol to cope. She lost her job as a nurse, lost custody of her daughter and became homeless. After graduating from The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation center, she is now sober, off the streets, working, and re-establishing a relationship with her daughter.
To learn more about Taaisha's story, watch her video here: