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Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Needs Bell Ringers

Nation’s Longest Running Fundraiser Celebrates 122nd Anniversary
The joyful sound of bells at Christmas time brings to mind happy memories of holidays past and also reminds us that there are many of our friends and neighbors who need a little help to provide the basics for their families this year.
The Salvation Army in Wilkes-Barre will begin ringing bells at local businesses on November 14th and will need a lot of help from the community to raise necessary funds in the iconic red kettles. 
These funds are used to provide assistance to many people at Christmas and throughout the whole year.  “This is our single largest source of funds for our whole year,” said Lt. Ted Tressler, Commanding Officer of the Wilkes-Barre service office.  “The money collected in the kettles each year is spent on helping families in many ways all year long.  Last year our total income from the red kettles was down by over $40,000 from the previous year.  That really hurts and limits the services that can be provided to our community, not just in December, but in the summer, too.  We’re really hoping that donations at the kettles will increase this year so that we can continue to do as much as possible to help our neighbors who just need a little help to get by.”
To help The Salvation Army in their efforts to help our community, call 570-824-8741 and find out how you, your family and your group (team, club, church, etc.) can join in helping so many others this year.
Christmas is a time when we think of giving to others and there’s no more recognized symbol of sacrificial giving than the red kettles at Christmas.


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