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Big SAL-The World's Largest Kettle

Big Sal lives in Minnesota

Some fun statistics about Big SAL :

8 feet 6 inches wide and 8 feet 2 inches tall
20+ hours to design
360 hours to build
$18,000 worth of materials/labor donated
2000 pounds of steel and 320 pounds of aluminum used
Holds over $230,000 in donations
Built by DG Welding, 3265 Sun Drive, Eagan, MN 55121

There were nine different vendors used to create Big SAL:

DG Welding
West Central Steel
Check Point Welding
Central Sandblasting
Tarps Inc
Fast Signs
Metro Auto Graphics
Sherwin Williams

 If you are in need of Assistance please call (541) 389-8888

Christmas Charity

The "miracle" of Christmas is repeated over and over again through the joy of caring and sharing.The traditional red kettle is an integral part of the Christmas scene, with millions of dollars donated each year to aid needy families, seniors, and the homeless, in keeping with the spirit of the season.

Donations provide Christmas dinners, clothing, and toys for families in need. Financial assistance also helps with basic necessities, along with seasonal aid. Families of prisoners often are included.


Volunteers distribute gifts to shut-ins in hospitals and nursing homes, and shelters are open for sit-down dinners. The Salvation Army endeavors to bring spiritual light and love to those it serves at Christmas so that the real meaning of the season is not forgotten.


Many families receive aid over a period of months after the Christmas season as well, people struggling with difficult family, emotional, or employment problems.


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