Bells will ring for Salvation Army Mayor's Challenge on Saturday

December 8, 2020
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The Salvation Army Red Kettle bells will be ringing again this Saturday for the 12th Annual Mayoral Challenge as Mansfield hopes to continue its winning streak with victory No. 11.

But you don’t have to drop your donation in the kettle for it to count. Donations from Mansfield residents will be taken online and via text. During this year’s pandemic, the Salvation Army wants to make donating safe and easy, especially since the need is so much greater in 2020.

To donate online, visit or text Mansfield to 71777 for a link.

“Any donation you make will be greatly appreciated,” said Mayor David Cook, who will be leading the challenge for Mansfield one final time as mayor as he begins serving in the Texas House next year. “There will even be curb service if you want to simply pull through and make a donation.”

Cook has also tapped Mayor-Elect Michael Evans and mayoral candidate Brent Newsom to assist with the challenge.

“We certainly enjoy participating in the challenge as a community. But obviously the real winner is the Salvation Army and the work they are able to do thanks to the generosity of those who give during the Red Kettle Challenge.”

The friendly competition pits the mayors of Mansfield, Arlington, Pantego, Dalworthington Gardens, Kennedale, Hurst, Colleyville, Euless and Bedford in a challenge to see which community can raise the most money in the red kettles on Saturday.

This year, bell ringers will be at the Walmart, 900 N. Walnut Creek Drive from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sam’s Club 1740 N. FM 157 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Chick-Fil-A, 3200 E. Broad St. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Chick-Fil-A, 800 N. Walnut Creek Drive from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kroger Marketplace, 3300 E. Broad St. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Market Street, 3145 E. Broad St. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cook will be on hand as will Mansfield police officers, firefighters, civic leaders, school cheerleaders, Scouts and other volunteers.

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