Waukesha County Salvation Army Red Kettles Start November 15th

Nov 11, 2019

For more information contact:

Major Teri or Major Tim Nauta, Corps Officer

The Waukesha Salvation Army Waukesha County

Phone: 262-547-7367, ext. 223

For Immediate Release:  Friday, November 8, 2019

Waukesha County Salvation Army Red Kettles Start November 15th

Groups Needed: Volunteer at RegisterToRing.com -- Fifty County Locations

(Waukesha) . . .  With a five week goal to raise $800,000 through both a direct mail appeal and dozens of familiar Red Kettles at key locations, The Salvation Army Waukesha County is inviting groups to sign up for volunteer two-and-three hour shifts at fifty convenient Red Kettle retail spots in communities countywide.

“The math is easy, with fifty Red Kettles, attended eight-to-ten hours per day by a bell ringer, for six days each week, from November 15th through 3:00 pm Christmas Eve, we have roughly 15,000 hours to fill. We look for cheerful, community-minded volunteers whose motivation is to help others in need at Christmastime. We have a realistic and do-able goal for 2019 of $800,000,” said co-CEO, Major Teri Nauta. “Thanksgiving is very late this year on November 28th, so we have fewer days to ring and consequently need even more volunteers than usual. Watch for Red Kettles starting November 15th!”

The Salvation Army Waukesha County is celebrating its 125th year of local service. It uses the monies raised in the Red Kettle and Christmas direct mail campaigns for many purposes: to alleviate hunger through its large food pantry, hot community meal and Feed The Kids programs; to provide safe lodging to forty-to-fifty homeless men per night year-round; to respond with its mobile kitchen to emergencies, fires and weather disasters; to operate a summer-long Day Camp program for youth; to provide scholarships to a rural, lakeside residential camp; to operate both a women’s and a youth ministry; to operate a Christmastime TOY SHOP for needy families; and, to offer weekly Christian education and worship services.

Much more information is available 24/7 at the countywide charity’s Web site: www.WaukeshaSalvationArmy.org

Any individual, family or group can sign-up for a 2-3 hour Red Kettle bell-ringing shift at: www.RegisterToRing.com

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The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The global Salvation Army was founded in London, England in 1865 and now operates in 126 countries.


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