The Salvation Army Of Broward County’s Sixth Annual Kettle Krush 5K Is Set For July 22 At Markham Park


Save the date of Saturday, July 22, to help The Salvation Army of Broward County “krush” poverty and homelessness in South Florida! Advance registration is open to walk, run and roll in The Salvation Army of Broward County’s sixth annual holiday-themed Kettle Krush 5K at Markham Park (16001 West State Road 84) in Sunrise featuring returning special guest host WPLG Local 10’s Roy Ramos. The all-ages and team-encour-aged event is designed to raise awareness and funds for families in need.  “It’s never too early to get in the spirit of Christmas – to give back to those in need – and The Salvation Army of Broward County’s Kettle Krush 5K is one the of the simplest and healthiest ways to support our community well-being,” said Major Stephen Long, area commander for The Salvation Army of Broward County. “Now is a great time to register in advance and make good on those New Year’s resolutions. We’re thrilled to have the returning support of Local 10 and Roy Ramos to motivate and inspire South Florida runners.” For the past five years, over 500 participants have raised awareness and funds
to “krush” homelessness and hunger in South Florida. The funds raised provide essential resources for impoverished families to get out of poverty and become financially stable. The Salvation Army serves over 50,000 Broward County residents, every year, and more than 70% of its funding comes directly from the community – individuals, groups and businesses.  The race is named after The Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettles which are staffed during the holidays to collect funds for families in need. Each holiday season, The Salvation Army raises hundreds of thousands of dollars and distributes more than 7,000 gifts to families below the poverty line in Broward County. The Salvation Army is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to “meeting human needs without discrimination.” Since 1926, The Salvation Army has been active in Broward County serving thousands of our most needy community members.