Thursday, 18 October, 2018

NWLA sheriff's offices battle in Red Kettle Challenge

Salvation Army Christmas dinner The meal included traditional food like turkey stuffing veggies gravy and dessert
Nellie Chapman | 08 December, 2017, 08:05

Holiday red kettle donations amount to about 40 percent of the budget for the nonprofit's location in North Portland, which oversees 26 donation stations around the city.

Tressler said the cards, ranging in price from $100 to $200, will be used to help people in need of basic supplies.

Baldwin has been a volunteer bell ringer for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign for seven years.

"I have had this happen to me before and I know how cool it is for the families to receive it", said another woman.

The friendly competition is to help raise money for the Salvation Army, a ministry motivated by feeding the hungry, clothing the needy, housing the homeless and supporting people in the community.

"I just don't really know how to say how wonderful this is to the people that get it", said one woman.

Now, he's doing his part to give back.

Last year, more than 600 families and 1,100 kids received Christmas gifts from The Salvation Army.

"The Lions Club is a caring group looking for places to help the community", said Benner, who is also a member.

"You enjoy it when you get them to stop and come by the bucket and put some money in the kettle", he said.

The funds raised from the Red Wings bell ringing will support the Salvation Army's STRIVE (Student Training for Integrity, Vitality and Education) youth floor hockey program.

The Isle of Wight Council and the Salvation Army are calling for volunteers to help make sure people experiencing homelessness do not have to bed down on Island streets this winter.