More than a kettle and bell

Posted December 15, 2017

Volunteers at the Salvation Army headquarters in Concord on Thursday sorted presents for children in need, an effort that is funded by the Red Kettle campaign. "My wife drove me to the office, but Captain Connelly told me we weren't going to try and go out that day, but at least I was there and ready", he said.

Police in Dunwoody, Georgia, are working to find a boy who stole a Salvation Army kettle.

Weekend weather in the Topeka area is expected to be pleasant - with highs around 60 degrees on Saturday. We rely heavily on our Red Kettle donations to stretch through the year.

"The money that we raise at Christmastime, about a third of that goes to raising money".

"Tonight, we do what we call "Law Enforcement Night" in front of Walmart for the Salvation Army, ringing the bell".

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Or maybe, despite all the visibility and publicity it receives every holiday season, most people don't really have a clear idea of what the Salvation Army is all about.

It's a coat he probably would have worn on Friday, if the bell ringers had worked.

This year, The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program will serve more than 750 families with more than 1,650 children.

The Salvation Army is now 20 percent down in donations from 2016.

Tina donated to the red kettle in front of the grocery store and said, "I live here, and it's important for the people here to be successful, and not homeless, and to eat".

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Kromm says demands for services continue with many people in the city struggling financially.

The anonymous match will end Monday, but the Red Kettle campaign continues through December 23.

Money that you put in the kettles here in Martinsville and Henry County stays here to fund Salvation Army programs year-round.

Volunteers were also assisting families outside, giving them boxes of food and a chicken or a turkey, so they can have a special meal this holiday season.

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