First day of red kettle campaign

Salvation Army seeks holiday bell-ringers

Salvation Army Christmas kettle appeal gets going

Bell ringers well be stationed outside of six different stores throughout the county.

For more information or to volunteer, call the local Salvation Army's main office at 770-724-1640. "We couldn't do what we do without the support we receive each year from those who make a donation".

The Salvation Army wants to raise $150,000 through the Red Kettle campaign this holiday season, Capt. Bobby Jackson said.

"The kettle campaign fuels what we do throughout the year, Lt. Stephen Toynton said".

Last year, the Salvation Army of Northwest Ohio assisted more than 4,800 children during the Christmas season.

"There's still a big demand". "The Salvation Army is here for you".

"This is an important time for us", Romack said.

He noted that through its partnership with Government, the Army distributes over 150 meals daily to persons who reside primarily in St Michael, St Thomas and St George. If so, while you're there, you can help make a child's Christmas special. He's optimistic the campaign will be successful because of the generosity shown in past years by Cumberland County residents. "The people have been very generous and we depend on that support". "We have various locations and they just need to be in attendance at the location". "It amazes me how people are able to give like they do".

School groups, youth groups and individuals volunteer as a way to give back to their communities. Foodland will also be holding a food drive in the next few weeks to support the Springhill food bank. Cole said if people wish their items to go toward local families this Christmas, they must be donated by December 3.

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