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Bell ringers kick off Salvation Army holiday fundraiser

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Irmina Pasquarelli | 14 Novembre, 2016, 07:34

"Area service organization members volunteer to take a day to serve as bell ringers for the Salvation Army", Meyer said".

The Jamestown Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign kicks off next week, and staff hope the Salvation Army's fundraising goal will be met to help maintain programs that help families. "What we do at Christmas affects what we are able to in July".

The Salvation Army of High Point is also proud to offer TEXT to GIVE this Christmas season!

The two programs have recently gotten underway, as they've helped families fill out Christmas applications and as they set out the first red kettles of the season at local stores. And so, if we have a great Christmas, we have money to help families all year long. Angel Tree matches donors with children from qualified families.

"We could not do all our campaigns, fundraisers and dinners without the support of our community", Executive Director Carol Lewis said.

Organizers prefer that the gifts are not wrapped when they are dropped off. The Salvation Army will be outside of most major businesses in the Big Country with red kettles from now until December 24. We have to look at our goal this year and see what we can come up with and see what can be raised.

One caveat, however. Anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. "Last Christmas alone, kettle donations at SpartanNash locations in Kent County topped $161,000", said Major Norman Grainger, Kent County Coordinator.

"That guarantees a hundred percent [of what's collected in the red kettles] goes into the program and doesn't have to have a salary coming out of it", Gilliam said.

"We are proud to sponsor this annual event".

"The time goes by so fast when Ron and I collect money", says Margo.

"We have a goal of raising $125,000 this year. That is how important the mall is", said Patrick.

Green Bay Packers players will again be supporting the Salvation Army this holiday season by signing autographs for fans in exchange for monetary donations. The design, created by Mariah Deschler, was developed through an ongoing partnership between the Salvation Army and Western Technical College's Graphic Arts Department.

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