Does Traditional Bell-Ringing Still Work For Salvation Army?

16 December, 2017, 15:49 | Author: Kim Reid
  • Salvation Army Kettles are $30,000 short of their target this year

Elvis and Kathy are thankful and they and their little girl Diamond are at the Salvation Army instead of sleeping in their vehicle, like they had been for a few nights.

"I've been out here in the rain, the cold, the wind", he said.

Bell ringers are present at 42 locations across Saginaw County.

At The Salvation Army, the month of December is always one of excitement and worry. "We find unusual items in our kettles from time to time. It's so important", she said.

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"My father started the process years ago in Knoxville he organized the Kiwanis Club to ring the bells and he set an example for me, my brother and my sister", he said. "They all give because they want to give".

With The Salvation Army's Christmas Kettle Campaign in Thunder Bay $88,000 short of its $200,000 goal, the organization is grateful for its continuing partnership with Walmart Canada. Bad weather is the big culprit.

The Salvation Army is in serious need of toy donations as part of its Angel Tree program for kids this Christmas.

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In 2016 the Salvation Army helped 16 families with lodging and helped 106 families pay their rent.

Ervin received hand-delivered presents from FedEx on Friday morning. If you would like to experience first-hand, the great things we do, please visit one of our Corps Community Centers or visit our website at.

"We were hoping to reach $100,000 and we are just about half way there".

Funds raised during the Kettle Season a year ago made it possible to provide critical support for over 74,000 people, through food, after school programs, and more. "Which means that our families that signed up will have the best Christmas ever, I believe".

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