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Stops Subscribe Renew Public Notices Parker Pioneer More Online Games Local Deals Grocery Smarts Smart Buyer Close 1 of 2 Salvation Army seeks new home London Bridge collection kettle By BRANDON MESSICK Today’s News-Herald 21 hrs ago 1 A Salvation Army collection kettle lost its home of 30 years in January and the charitable organization is attempting to find a new residence for it.The red, 6-by-4-foot kettle stood beneath near the foot of the London Bridge, easily visible to Lake Havasu City’s locals and seasonal visitors.It now occupies a space at the Salvation Army’s Havasu headquarters on Swanson Avenue. According to Salvation Army Captain Stephanie Lueras, English Village property manager Virtual Realty Enterprises requested the kettle’s removal pending the construction of a proposed hotel bordering Bridgewater Channel.Although that construction has been postponed, renovations to the walkway at the English Village required the kettle’s removal nonetheless.Lueras doesn’t know how much the metal container weighs, but she’s grateful to Kingman-based Canyon State Enterprises, which donated a crane and flatbed truck to move it.“We’re trying to find a new home for it,” Lueras said. “We hope to put it someplace with good foot traffic and visibility. It’s been effective, not only as a fundraising mechanism, but it’s brought visibility to the Salvation Army in Lake Havasu City.”The Salvation Army has its own connection to Havasu’s London Bridge, according to the organization. Salvation Army founder William Booth, of Nottingham, UK, started the charity more than 120 years ago after seeing London’s homeless gathered beneath the bridge. The kettle represented the Salvation Army’s connection to the bridge — but despite its departure, a plaque still rests beneath the bridge, commemorating the Salvation Army’s beginnings and its mission of charity.Lueras says that placing the collection kettle at one of Havasu’s city parks wouldn’t be out of the question, but doing so would require a legal contract with the city.“We’d like to be able to find a secure home for it, where we hope it will have some longevity,” Lueras said. “We’re hoping to get a legal contract with whoever owns the property where we’ll put it, in case we’re asked to move it again.”According to Lueras, passers-by have still been putting donations in the kettle at the Salvation Army’s Havasu offices as it awaits transfer to a new home. +2 English Village hotel forcing Salvation Army to move iconic red kettle The Salvation Army is said to have its origins beneath the historic London Bridge. 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Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (1) comment Dubld Mar 7, 2017 4:51am How about the middle of Springberg McAndrew/city owned park? Report Add Reply Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
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