Albany Salvation Army needs bell ringers

Andrew Cummings
November 23, 2017

"The Salvation Army says they are in desperate need of volunteer bell-ringers".

The Salvation Army has started its largest fundraiser of the year, the Bells and Kettles Campaign.

With an aging group of volunteer bell ringers that staff their kettles across the city, officials hope to bring in the next generation. "We just hope they still have a little bit left to give to residents in Greensburg". "We're out in the community, storefronts and people walking by and seeing the Salvation Army shield".

Locations this year are north and south Hy-Vee, Fareway and Walmart. The Salvation Army will have to hire people to cover any shift not taken by a volunteer.

"Wherever there is a need, we try to help as much as we are able to", said Urbaez.

Jeremy Stratton donates money to the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign during Wednesday's kick-off event in Wilkes-Barre at Schiel's market.

The kickoff of kettle season will be on Thursday during the Salvation Army's annual Thanksgiving lunch. Built almost 130 years ago, MacPherson said the centre is in a "bad state of fix". Goals are based on each of the facility's individual budgets and anticipated needs for the current fiscal year.

"It's our most visible thing we do every year", said Chris Kelley, service center director for the Salvation Army of Lee County.

"We ring Monday through Saturday, 11 7 p.m., from Black Friday, to the day before Christmas Eve", Woodard said.

Sally Ann spokesperson Shannon Wise told 980 CFPL it's a flawless opportunity for high school students looking to pick up some volunteer hours.

- Thank a retailer for making a positive impact in the community by allowing The Salvation Army to ring the bells.

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