Help The Salvation Army Make Beautiful Music
This Holiday Season!
Help The Salvation Army once again make beautiful music this holiday season – sign up to be a bell ringer and make a difference in our community!
The Salvation Army’s 2018 Red Kettle Campaign in Fort Scott kicks off Friday, November 23 and continues every day through December 24. This year again, we will have volunteers ringing bells at Walmart, as well as small tabletop buckets at various businesses in Fort Scott.
“Salvation Army bell ringers are a cherished symbol of Christmas, the season of giving,” said Outreach Director Allen Schellack. “Volunteers are critical to the overall success of our Red Kettle Campaign. Last fiscal year, The Salvation Army provided $5072.43 in funds to Bourbon County, helping 154 local families. We encourage individuals, families and groups to sign up for a shift – it’s a fun, easy way to help those less fortunate in our community.”
The money collected during the 2018 Red Kettle Campaign will support Salvation Army programs in Bourbon County for the entire year. These programs include emergency rent and lodging, utility assistance, gasoline, prescriptions, youth and senior programs, as well as disaster response.
For those unable to visit the Red Kettles, anyone wishing to donate to The Salvation Army may do so by mail. Fort Scott Tribune will be doing a newspaper insert with envelopes, so that checks may be mailed directly to The Salvation Army at PO Box 774, Fort Scott, KS 66701. “All gifts made in our community stay in our community,” said Outreach Director, Allen Schellack.
The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 by William Booth, has spread from London, England, to many parts of the world. (153 yrs!) The first Red Kettle was a local San Francisco fundraiser that featured a single crab pot in 1891. More than 5,000 communities across the country rely heavily on the money raised during the Red Kettle Campaign to sustain year-round work.
To volunteer to be a Salvation Army bell ringer, please call Fort Scott Compassionate Ministries at 620-223-2212.