The Salvation Army of Gloucester-Mathews currently has seven red kettle stands across Gloucester County with an eagerness to recruit volunteers.
The bells will begin ringing on Saturday, Nov. 27, with a fundraising goal of $40,000 for this year’s Christmas season. Salvation Army Case Manager Nicole Watson explained that bell ringing is a great family activity or service project for a church, group, business, or school organization that will make a lasting impact on the community.
Bell ringers get to wear a “snazzy” Salvation Army apron, sing carols and spread holiday cheer and, of course, raise funds to help their community, a release stated. Volunteers are the difference between an empty kettle and one that raises $80 per hour—enough to provide a family with groceries or shelter an individual for a night.
From Nov. 27 through Christmas Eve, ringing will take place at designated areas around Gloucester County from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To register as a be...
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