JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Its known for its red kettles at Christmas, but the Salvation Army is hoping to spread the word about its other programs as well.
National Salvation Army week is aimed at educating the public on the charitable organization's ongoing programs to help those in need.
In Jackson, the Salvation Army is holding community events May 11-13 to raise money and awareness.
Wednesday marked the Great Dine Out for Disaster Relief. If you dine at Mangia Bene restaurants May 12 with a Salvation Army coupon, a portion of the proceeds go to the Salvation Army's disaster relief fund. Those restaurants include Sal and Mookies, Broad Street, and Bravo.
On Thursday between 7 and 9 AM, the Salvation Army will hand out doughnuts, coffee, and computer monitors in the parking lot of Cowboy Maloney's on I-55 in Jackson.
"We hope that once they've had an experience or encounter with us, they realize where our hearts are. We really care about transforming lives, which, transformed lives make for a better community," said Capt. Ken Chapman, Salvation Army.
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