Salvation Army looking for bell ringers

The Lima Salvation Army needs volunteers

The Lima Salvation Army needs volunteers

With the Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign, the bell ringing season starts each November and runs almost up to Christmas. "We have about 40% of shift left to fill so there's lot of opportunity left to get involved and help make a difference". The money raised locally will be used to support The Salvation Army's various programs and services throughout its service area including those in Knoxville, Maryville and Sevierville.

If you would like to volunteer to man a kettle site for an hour or two contact the Salvation Army at 419-224-9055 extension 2-1-1.

Still, the Salvation Army is hoping to reach its Huron County goal this season of $18,000. The candy was a big thing [to a child].

Volunteers can sign up for ringing locations and times through the Mankato Salvation Army's website at www.salvationarmynorth.org/community/mankato/.


All the money raised in red kettles in the Walla Walla Valley will stay here, she said.

Last year, 708,884 individuals in New Jersey received assistance from The Salvation Army, which included holiday and seasonal assistance, food pantry, soup kitchens, after-school programs, emergency shelter and much more. "Once again we ask for the community's help to make Christmas bright for families in need so no child or senior is forgotten". It's 365 days a year.

The campaign is The Salvation Army's largest fundraiser of the year and runs through December 23. This year's goal is also $70,000.

"My parents always wanted us to appreciate the sentiment that 'giving is better than receiving.' That's really become important in my life", Brantley said.

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