Volunteers ring bells outside of Wal-Mart

Volunteers ring bells outside of Wal-Mart

The Salvation Army is in need of a few good “Do-gooders” this Holiday Season.  In just a few weeks, the Army’s annual Red Kettle season will be underway at over 140 locations throughout Central Indiana.  That means hundreds of volunteer opportunities are available for those wishing to help out The Salvation Army.  Volunteers are needed to staff the kettle sites, ring the famous bell, collect donations, and spread a little holiday cheer.

Last year, more than $858,000 of The Salvation Army’s $2.75 million Tree of Lights goal was raised with the Red Kettles.  The money raised went to local Salvation Army programs which sheltered women and children fleeing domestic abuse, sent hundreds of inner-city youth to summer camp, supplied food and assistance to disaster victims, and provided a safe place for children to go after school.

Bellringing begins mid November. Those interested in helping The Salvation Army serve those in need can volunteer by contacting the Army’s Volunteer Coordinator, Elizabeth Wilhelm, at 317-224-1010 or by emailing her at volunteer@salvationarmyindiana.org.  You can also find more information by visiting IndyKettle.org.