Volunteer Bell Ringers Needed
As life returns to a new normal for many, roughly 1.36 million Americans said they are likely to face eviction over the next two months because of nonpayment. This year, we are serving a new population of families who have never needed us before. With the resurgence of COVID-19, families continue to struggle with the impact of pandemic poverty, and we are preparing for another challenging Christmas season. We are counting on our red kettles to once again provide the financial relief that enables hope to continue marching on.
Cancelled fundraising events and market volatility has increased the need for public support this Christmas and will continue into 2022. As a result, we need volunteers to help ring bells. It’s a simple way to attract attention to our red kettles and encourage people to make donations while they go about their holiday shopping.
Funds raised by Salvation Army bell ringers from October through December make a year-round impact in the communities we serve. All the donations stay local to meet the needs of area residents. These families rely on the generosity of others to survive, turn their lives around, and find the strength to carry on despite the many challenges they face.
The amount of money raised via our red kettles adds up quickly! Whether it’s loose change, dollar bills, and sometimes gold coins or jewelry, all of it makes a difference. In just two hours of bell ringing, enough money can be raised to feed a family of four for an entire week!
Everyone is invited to be a bell ringer. Families, clubs, co-workers, sports teams, even groups of children accompanied by a parent or guardian can develop a sense of community spirit by participating in this activity.
Volunteering is easy. To sign up, go to registertoring.com and select a day, time and location that is convenient for you. A red kettle and bell will be at the location when you arrive--and start ringing! All bell ringers, donors and partners must follow national safety protocols.