It’s that time of year you’ve probably seen the Salvation Army red pots outside the stores lately. But why do they use the red pot?
The first ever Salvation Army collection kettle took place in San Francisco at the Oakland Ferry located at the foot of Market St. It was actually a large crab pot with a sign that read “Keep the Pot Boiling”
So now when you drop in a few coins you know why that pot is red.
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