Funds collected during the campaign will provide for families and individuals across the state during the holiday season and year-round, sustaining the vital programs and services from The Salvation Army that help people in need manage their daily lives. "We still have shifts available to be fill".
The holidays are right around the corner and that means the Salvation Army bell ringing campaign has begun.
Christmas assistance items will be distributed by the Salvation Army in December.
The head of the Salvation Army says this is the one time of year that you'll see them out in public raising money for their many programs. To maximize donations, they're still in need of volunteer bell ringers throughout the campaign.
Programs and services like the day drop in shelter, emergency food services, Community Choice Pantry as well as the after school program, and volunteer income tax clinic.
"I know when I stand by the kettle there's going to be a family out there that is going to benefit for the two hours I stood by that kettle just like I benefited", said Roche.
Those who want more information on local opportunities should call the Marysville/Tulalip Salvation Army at 360-926-2228.
"Christmas Kettles is our largest annual fundraiser and it directly supports Community and Family services, all of our programs and services that we have year round", Sadowy said. NorthPark Center Angel Tree patrons have helped more than 40,000 North Texans.
Volunteers can sign up for ringing locations and times through the Mankato Salvation Army's website at www.salvationarmynorth.org/community/mankato/. It's 365 days a year.
"What the community gives us, we give back".