Salvation Army Red Kettles Are Ringing

It’s that time of the year.

Volunteers give of their time to stand outside shopping areas ringing hand-held bells attracting the attention of shoppers and inviting them to donate generously.

The Salvation Army goes back to 1879 in Philadelphia and has been in Texas since 1889 when four women brought their music instruments and began performing in Houston.

They’ve been able to fill bags of gifts for all of this year’s Angel Tree requests, though Major Melody Davis says there is one area they could still use help.  They knew 10-12 year olds would be a challenge. “Unfortunately it’s not just the 10 to 12, it’s the 8 and 9 and 10 through 12 that we were really low on this year.”  You’ve still got a couple days to drop off a toy for that age group at a nearby Salvation Army Store location.

The money collected by bell-ringers stays in the community where the donation is made, says Davis.  “That money stays here in Houston, which is really wonderful.  So wherever you give, and whatever community you give, it’s going to stay in that community.”


Downtown Houston

2208 Washington Ave.Houston, TX 77007713-425-8727

Northwest Houston

3665 FM 1960 West Houston, TX 77068281-397-7481

West Houston

8145 Hwy 6 South Houston, TX 77083281-530-1007

West Houston

6150 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77081713-778-1161


3260 E. Broadway Pearland, TX 77581281-412-0141

Nassau Bay

2332 NASA Rd 1 Nassau Bay, TX 77058281-333-3838

Please note: Store NOT open on Mondays.

Store Hours

Monday – Saturday

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Please note: Nassau Bay store NOT open on Mondays.

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