The Salvation Army is looking for your help again this year for volunteer bell ringers. This is a great opportunity for groups or organizations to get involved. The Red Kettle Drive raises money for many programs in the area and many people. It ...
I started ringing bell (or shaking maracas) years ago for the Salvation Army of Duluth. When my daughter Kylee was old enough she rang with me. It's a great opportunity for family time while teaching your kids the spirit of donating and sharing your time and energy. As she grew older we morphed to wrapping gifts at the Salvation Army Gift Wrap booth at the mall. I know we aren't even to Hallowe
They're at it again! Volunteering in the community when and where they are needed. The PIGS Motorcycle Charity Group from Superior will be at the Superior Wal-Mart tomorrow, Wednesday, December 9 ringing bell for the Salvation Army and their red kettle program.
How exciting for the Twin Cities Salvation Army, they received a HUGE donation in one of their red kettles. It was one of the largest donations ever made and the donors wanted to remain anonymous. The check was dropped in a Cub Foods red kettle on Thanksgiving weekend.
You may have noticed that the Salvation Army Red Kettles are out in the Twin Ports. I always try to make sure I have dollar bills in my pocket so whenever I pass a red kettle I can drop on or two in, I know the bell ringer is appreciative. Obviously they are giving of their time and energy in hopes they have a full red kettle at the end of their volunteer shift. In Hibbing, the red kettle stand
I started ringing bell (or shaking maracas) years ago. When my daughter Kylee was old enough she rang with me. It's a great opportunity for family time while teaching your kids the spirit of donating and sharing your time and energy. As she grew older we morphed to wrapping gifts at the Salvation Army Gift Wrap booth at the mall. If you just haven't had time to sign up or recently decided you
While many people in the Northland have already donated their time to ring bells for the Salvation Army, there is still a very large need for people.
According to their press release, the Duluth Salvation Army has nearly 800 two-hour shifts available and if volunteers do not step forward, the kettle locations will sit empty. Therefore, they have decided to sweeten the deal to get more volunteers.
I love stories like this. We all see the bell ringers donating hours of their time to ring the bells and raise money for the Salvation Army. It always feels good to make a donation into the red kettles rather than walk right past, but sometimes people go above and beyond the call of duty.
When I have been out shopping in the Northland the past couple of weeks I've noticed several of the Salvation Army's Red Kettles in place, but stand alone, without a bell ringer. There's no attention-getting sound or someone with a "Happy Holidays" to draw attention or entice you to drop in your change or a spare buck or two. This may be one reason they are falling short of their 2014