Salvation Army bell ringer competition returns to the Flathead

Lucy Hill
December 17, 2017

People seem to come out of the woodwork wanting to help with the kettles and all the things we do at Christmas.

"I've been doing this now for roughly 15 years", Higgins said.

"It's a very rough time of the year for us".

Our Red Kettle Campaign goal this year is $7.85 million.

Groups are always welcome to volunteer, Gonzalez said, and members can take turns manning the kettle.

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Of the $280 million, the Salvation Army Trust in the United Kingdom got around $168 million in fundraising income, according to data submitted to the Charity Commission, a report by Charity Financials says, adding that its global arm, the Salvation Army worldwide Trust, had the eighth largest income among United Kingdom -based Christian charities, at about $79 million. "We also have an extra stand for anyone who may want to go downtown and ring". Some are just temporarily down on their luck due to a job loss or other financial circumstance, but others are victims of intergenerational poverty. He hopes the Salvation Army can ease the burden for as many people as possible. "We're here to help those who perhaps might need some assistance". Working with the Michigan State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, we help victims of human trafficking escape a life of despair though our.

Although the program usually runs from a Monday to a Friday, this year there is a break because of the way the holidays fall on the calendar.

We further help families sustain positive momentum through our after school and youth programs as well as life-changing youth camps at. The Reno Corps set a $285,000 goal for this year.

"We are so thankful for our volunteers", Envoy Brad Harris of the Pottsville Salvation Army said.

"Without sufficient donations to the kettle campaign, I am concerned about our ability to meet the need for social services and continue providing the same level of service across the region", said Stephen Banfield, that division's commander.

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