Kicking off the Christmas Season
On Friday, November 10, local business leader Bob Baesler will ring the opening bell at 10:00 a.m. to mark the official start of The Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle Christmas fundraiser. He will be at the Baesler's Market at 2900 Poplar Street in Terre Haute, a popular red kettle spot each year for The Salvation Army's dedicated volunteer bell ringers.
The Salvation Army's goal this year is to raise $125,000 through the iconic red kettles and other community support. The money raised during the holiday season supports both local Christmas ministries as well as the ongoing mission of The Salvation Army throughout the year ahead. This includes addressing a variety of needs, such as food, hygiene items, and rental and utility assistance.
"This Christmas is shaping up to be very difficult for a large number of our community residents, and the donations we collect in the next two months will impact just how many families we can help this coming year," said Captain Jeremy Fingar of The Salvation Army.
Those interested in volunteering to "ring the bell" at one of The Salvation Army's traditional red kettle locations can do so Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. through December 23. Two-hour shifts are posted on RegisterToRing.com or can be reserved by calling The Salvation Army Terre Haute Corps Community Center at 812-232-4081.