Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

Salvation Army looking for volunteers for Kettle Campaign

Last Chance for Christmas Assistance Applications Salvation Army looking for volunteers for Kettle Campaign
Melinda Barton | 14 November, 2017, 02:33

Volunteer bell ringers will be collecting donations through December 31, and the money raised will assist families in Marion, Ralls, Lewis, Monroe and Shelby counties with utilities, rent, medicine and transportation.

The Empire State Division of The Salvation Army covers 48 counties in upstate NY and one city in Pennsylvania (Sayre). "We couldn't do what we do without the support we receive each year from those who make a donation".

The evening will feature music courtesy of a Salvation Army Brass Band and the showcasing of the "Kettle Bug" - a VW Beetle modified into the largest mobile Salvation Army red kettle in America and capable of accepting both cash and credit card donations.

The Salvation Army has been taking that spare change and turning it into tangible acts of kindness and assistance in Southern California for more than 130 years.

"There's still a big demand".

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1880 in the United States.

"This is an important time for us", Romack said.

With the holidays upon us one local charity is asking for your help to make Christmas special for thousands of families.

The program will again benefit from Walmart Canada, which will match all the funds raised at its stores across Canada on one of the final Saturdays before Christmas. "The people have been very generous and we depend on that support".

"Though this campaign is critical to meeting the need in the Christmas season and ensuring families have a wonderful holiday, it's also critical to meeting the needs of those same folks, an even vaster majority of folks through the year", Meisner said. "It amazes me how people are able to give like they do". Foodland will also be holding a food drive in the next few weeks to support the Springhill food bank.

Now, he wants other people to get involved.