Calling all volunteers, the Salvation Army is looking for you to continue a more than century old tradition.
Local Salvation Armies in Southwest Virginia are looking for bell ringers this holiday season.
The Red Kettle Campaign raises about twenty percent of each local Salvation Army’s budget.
If you would like to volunteer — you can contact your local Salvation Army office.
Here is the full press release:
“For more than 157 years, The Salvation Army has been ringing the bells during the months of November and December. The Red Kettle Campaign comprises on average 20 percent of each local Salvation Army’s budget. Monies raised in the Red Kettle Campaign are used to meet the basic needs of individuals in the community who are struggling to survive.
This year, The Salvation Army is asking the community to partner with them to “Start a New Family Tradition” by volunteering to ring the bell. A bell ringer must accompany the kettle at each location where the kettle is located. Having volunteer bell ringers instead of paid ringers ensures that funds raised in the Red Kettle can be applied directly to local program needs. Families and individuals of all ages are welcomed to ring with most choosing to ring in two-hour time slots, but time can be adjusted to accommodate groups and larger families.
For more information on how to volunteer to ring the bell in your area, please go to http://virginiasalvationarmy.org/volunteers/signup/. You may also contact your local Salvation Army Corps.”