Your holiday shopping trip to most stores would not be complete without the familiar “ding, ding, ding” of a Salvation Army volunteer ringing a bell and collecting money in a hanging “Red Kettle”. According to the Salvation Army, the Red Kettle Campaign, is the oldest annual charitable fundraiser of its kind in the United States, that helps raise money for those who need it most in communities nationwide. Providing toys for kids, coats for the homeless, food for the hungry, and countless social service programs year-round. Captain Josh Stansbury says, “last year was our first-year ringing bells during a pandemic. This year is no different, but we are taking proper safety precautions for all of our ringers.”

Stansbury says, “we’ve had several service groups, organizations, and businesses that have signed up to ring bells.”

If your family, group, organization, or business would like to volunteer time to ring the bells for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettles you can so in a multitude of ways. Contact the Salvation Army via their Facebook page and send them a message, go to their website, or by calling 715-735-7448.