Salvation Army needs you to ring the bell

Ben Obee was the first bell ringer at Bassett’s Market Ben Obee was the first bell ringer at Bassett’s Market

Two hours of bell ringing is equivalent to donating $101.03.

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to help ring the bell during the annual Red Kettle Christmas campaign. This years Red Kettle Campaign began Monday and runs through Dec.24. This year’s goal is $62,000.
The Salvation Army depends on local residents, organizations and businesses to Adopt-a-Kettle at one of the various locations during the holiday season to support the most needy citizens in our community. Ringing the bell by adopting a kettle is also a great marketing tool for an organization or company.
All proceeds from the Red Kettle campaign are used directly to serve the needs of Ottawa County with rent/mortgage assistance, utility payments, security deposits, as well as food, prescription medicine, clothing and emergency shelter. 
The Salvation Army also provides 20 local children the opportunity to attend a cost-free, week-long summer camp at Camp NEOSA, provides school supplies through the Tools for School program and supplies Christmas gifts through the Toy program partnered with Toys for Tots and The Ottawa County Holiday Bureau.
Contact Maureen Saponari at 419 732-ARMY (2769) to volunteer as an individual, a group of friends, a business or an organization to ring the bell or for further information.

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