The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida’s Red Kettle Campaign is currently seeing a shortage of volunteer bell ringers, a critical component for the success of the overall campaign that raises funds to meet community needs year-round. The Salvation Army attributes this shortage to donor fatigue from the eventful 2017 hurricane season with considerable local impact.
“The impact of the hurricane season only makes this year’s Red Kettle campaign all the more important,” commented Major Bert Tanner, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida. “All funds raised for hurricane relief go specifically to hurricane relief. But local families need services like our meal ministry and food pantry year-round. The need is growing in our community and we want to be able to meet that need.”
Volunteers are needed now through December 23 at locations around Northeast Florida from 10am to 8pm. A minimum commitment of two hours is needed. Text JaxKettle to 41444 or call 904-301-4852 to sign up.
You can also help by donating generously to Red Kettles when you see them. Funds raised through the kettles stay local. Online donations can also be made at http://bit.ly/NEFLRedKettle.
The Salvation Army is also still accepting applications for paid bell ringer positions. Interested applicants should call 904-534-4479 or email LaToya.Cousins@uss.salvationarmy.org.
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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 149 years in the United States. Nearly 35 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster survivors, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 84 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. http://www.salvationarmyflorida.org/jacksonville
Kelly Belich, Community Relations Coordinator
Major Bert Tanner, Area Commander