Department store reverses Salvation Army ban -- Ring those bells!

Andrew Cummings
December 5, 2017

A #BoycottBelk hashtag movement started up over the weekend when word spread that the Salvation Army would not be back at Belk.

The Salvation Army said the brooch, along with any other jewelry they receive this year, will be auctioned off with proceeds going to provide vital programming and services for thousands of children, families and seniors in the region.

You can help by donating at any store front location, sending a donation to the Terre Haute Salvation Army Office or by texting "THKETTLE" to 41-444.

Another generous donor recently left more than loose change in a Salvation Army red kettle in downtown Boston.

A release says, "When our customers speak, we listen".

Belk plans to continue its "Home for the Holidays" campaign with Habitat for Humanity. "And our customers have been loud and clear about their passion for the Salvation Army". "We have fixed that as we know our customers are passionate about the Salvation Army".

Commanding Officer and Pastor of the Salvation Army Major Camphell used the opportunity to thank the corporate and individual citizens of St. Kitts Nevis, particularly CIBC FirstCaribbean, which has continually remained committed to assisting the Salvation Army with meeting its mandate.

"The Salvation Army is grateful for the support of Belk over the years and we look forward to many more years of doing the most good in communities across the South", he said.

"What a wonderful surprise, we are so thankful to the anonymous donor who donated a gold coin", said Maj. The Red Kettle drive runs through December 23.

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