Salvation Army Now Has Three Orange Kettles

Spurred on by an idea from Vols' Coach Derek Dooley, the Salvation Army now has three UT orange kettles in Knoxville. 

Read the story from WBIR TV: 

Dozens of red kettles pop up all across East Tennessee as part of the Salvation Army's Christmas campaign. 

However, now a few kettles will have some big orange pride after coach Derek Dooley's colorful idea. "The only thing I'm gonna recommend and I'll be happy to join you on this, is in the Knoxville area if we could paint that kettle orange," said Dooley. 

The Salvation Army of Knoxville said after the kickoff all anyone wanted to talk about was the orange kettles. With some help from Joe Neubert Collision Center, Knoxville now has three big orange kettles.

"That volunteer orange is pretty specific, it's not easy to match that color. But Joe Neubert was able to do that for us. They did that free of charge, the were just excited to be involved," said Jonathan Haskell with the Salvation Army of Knoxville. 

Haskell said three more orange kettles are on their way. This year's kettle campaign runs through December 24, with more than 50 locations around the Knoxville, Maryville and Oak Ridge areas.

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