In memory of San Diego aviation pioneer Bill Gibbs, The Salvation Army is partnering with organizations he was involved with for the first annual San Diego Bill Gibbs Memorial Red Kettle Day.
On Friday, December 1, The Kiwanis Club of San Diego, La Jolla Presbyterian Church and The Salvation Army Metropolitan Advisory Board will ring bells at Red Kettles to honor Gibbs’ memory.
A San Diego aviator, Bill Gibbs was a well-known contributor to many San Diego non-profits and organizations.
Gibbs participated on The Salvation Army’s San Diego Metropolitan Advisory Board from 1989 until his death on October 29, 2016. He was heavily involved with The Salvation Army’s Door of Hope campus for women and children and served on the Property and Program committees of the board.
“Bill made such a big impact to us and to all of San Diego,” says Major Darren Norton of The Salvation Army. “We wanted to continue his legacy of changing lives by raising money at Salvation Army Red Kettles in his honor. We are partnering with organizations in which he made a huge impact, and we hope this will be the first of many years.”
While Bill Gibbs Memorial Red Kettle Day will be celebrated across San Diego, these organizations will be ringing at the following locations on Friday, December 1:
- Kiwanis Club of San Diego: Ralphs Grocery Store Downtown San Diego
THANK YOU TO ALL THE MEMBERS WHO SERVED LAST FRIDAY!
Rick & Shari Webster + Carole Cuttita
Jay Jeffcoat + Norma Trost
David Jay + Peg Battersby
Heather Robinson + Lauren Cook
David Gugerty + Charlie Coleman
Monica Ball + Eric Wever
Tom Bauer + June Prewitt
Monica Ball + Darren Norton