The Sherman Woods Homeowners Association HOA in Port Huron has seen incredible success with their 2022 Red Kettle Christmas campaign, raising nearly $5,790 for the local Salvation Army. Residents volunteered their time to manage a Red Kettle drop-off during eight weekend evenings in December, allowing visitors to make donations while viewing the festive Christmas lights displays. The Sherman Woods Chorus and special visits from Santa Claus added to the seasonal cheer of this remarkable effort. Since 2016, these generous contributions have totaled an incredible $33,957 over the years – showcasing the immense giving spirit of this community!
About Port Huron, Michigan
In the eastern part of Michigan lies Port Huron, a city situated on the St. Clair River. This autonomous municipality shares its borders with Port Huron Township, and as of 2010 had a population of 30,184 people. It serves as the county seat of St. Clair County, and is connected to Point Edward in Canada through the Blue Water Bridge.
Home to both St. Clair County Community College and the main campus of Baker College, Port Huron is known for its noteworthy historical sites and museums. Take a tour of the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse or the Huron Lightship Museum, and be sure to check out the Port Huron Museum when you’re there — it features exhibits covering local history, as well as information about the annual Port Huron–to–Mackinac boat race that begins near the Blue Water Bridge.
About the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle
Founded in London, England in 1865, the Salvation Army is a Christian organization that has gone on to become an international institution operating in over 130 countries. This charitable organization offers a number of critical services such as emergency assistance, disaster relief, homeless shelters and food banks, allowing those most in need to receive help. In addition to these programs, it also operates thrift stores and various community centers. During the holiday season each year, you may spot its famous red kettles and bell ringers — these are used to raise funds for the organization’s services.