Volunteers needed as Salvation Army's Christmas kettle campaign set to begin

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno helps kick off 2017 Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign (photos)

It's time again for the Salvation Army Bells to ring.

The Salvation Army of Winchester bell-ringers are back in action for the holiday season.

Ludlow said the campaign is in desperate need of volunteers to spend shifts looking after the kettles at six locations in the County.

"We are depending on them and we are confident that as they have all the years in the past that they will continue to do all they can to help their neighbors". This year the goal has been set at $50,000.

"It is really important because it supports people in our community who really are struggling financially or with other issues in their lives", said Gail Kromm, Community Engagement Manager for the Salvation Army in Thunder Bay.

"I would like to see this be the record-breaking year", Dickinson said.

During the kickoff ceremony, the Salvation Army Brass Band of the National Capital Area played Christmas carols such as "Silver Bells" and "Joy to the World".

"The Salvation Army is so appreciative of all the Lion's Club does to help us out all year, but especially this Christmas donation to help us get off on the right foot towards our goal", said Major Kevin Cedervall.

"What we give through the kettle campaign stays local to help people not only at Christmas but throughout the year", said Maj.

Last Christmas, the Salvation Army provided 6,893 toys to more than 700 children from low-income families.

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