The Salvation Army in Brownwood is looking for volunteers to rings bells for its largest fundraiser of the year, the Christmas Kettles program.
The volunteer “bell ringers” will be needed 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day starting Nov. 27 through Dec. 24 (except Sundays).A total of 88 percent of donations raised in the local Kettles stay in Brown County.
Ten percent goes into a pot for any Salvation Army to use if the need arises. The remaining two percent goes toward administrative costs, said service center director Stacy Tennison.
“Bell Ringing is important because it's a fun & easy way to give back. Most of us take everyday things for granted: hot meals, a warm house, and a warm coat. Not everyone has these things,” Tennison said. “By ringing bells and helping with this fundraiser, you can help someone have these things. Ringing bells help change lives.”
Individuals, groups, social service groups, community service and church groups, among others, may sign up and ring bells.
Those who would like to become volunteers can contact either The Salvation Army service center director Tennison at 325-646-5369, or Jeremy Tennison at 325-203-5362.
Kettle locations include Walmart, Brookshire’s and Kroger.
A come-and-go kettle kickoff is scheduled Nov. 17, at The Salvation Army, located at 403 Lakeway Dr., from 4 to 6 p.m.
The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign is a fundraising effort that occurs each year during the Christmas season. Kettles are found in 2000 locations across Canada and are an opportunity for the public to donate whatever funds they can to support the work of The Salvation Army during the Christmas season and throughout the year.