The Salvation Army is hosting its first “Red Kettle Kick-Off … Race for Hope” fundraising luncheon on Thursday, November 8 at 11:30 a.m.  at their spectacular new Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center, 1375 East Broadway. 

Edsel Ford, a member of the board of directors of Ford Motor Company and a past chairman of The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board, will be the keynote speaker.  NASCAR Cup Driver Michael McDowell will be a special guest speaker as well. In 2008, McDowell survived one of the worst crashes in NASCAR history.

Tickets are $10 per person or $100 to host a table of 10. Table hosts will be responsible for inviting their own guests. An opportunity to support The Salvation Army will be given at the luncheon. 

For more information on the Red Kettle Kick Off… Race for Hope fundraising luncheon, please contact Marlene Klotz Collins, luncheon chair, at 602-809-6631 or