November 19th, all the Salvation Army Red Kettles will be out and ready for you to ring. They're short on volunteers, and tho it seems early, that's less than two weeks away. Here's how to volunteer!

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Volunteering is easy and fun...and it really makes a difference. When a kettle has someone ringing, it makes hundreds more dollars than an un-staffed kettle

All the money stays here to help with local Salvation Army programs...


  • Meal Programs and Food Shelves
  • Rent Assistance
  • Utility Assistance
  • Employment Assistance
  • Clothing and Household Items
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Medical Assistance
  • Seasonal Services
  • Veteran’s Assistance
  • Pathway of Hope for Families


It is SO easy. See that picture there to the left? Click it. Then on the left side of the Salvation Army page, just tell 'em what date, what city, and where you'd like to ring.

Simple. In, out, no mussin' about.

Who do you ring with? You can do it on your own, but it's way more fun with family or friends. A lot of people volunteer with people at work, and get to know each other better.'ll find it improves moral, since everyone's working together to help people in our community. And heck, you get to know your employees better, too.

What about music? Great! Christmas music on a boom-box, singing, a guitar, a harmonica...bring 'em and remember, little kids are super sweet and really get people to donate.

No pets tho, please.