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Salvation Army Red Kettles need ringers, donations

Donations to the Salvation Army are down when compared to last year. As of Nov. 18, the organization has raised $50,000, almost 14 percent of its goa of $362,000l.

With only five weeks remaining, The Salvation Army is looking for help from the community. Volunteers are needed to man a kettle for two hours of more, and donations are being sought.
“I know the community believes there are needs and the Army can help serve those needs with their help. There will be in increase in assistance since the temperature dropped so early this year. People may not have budgeted for that hit again.” says Envoy Prezza Morrison, Administrative Director.

The Christmas season is The Salvation Army’s largest fund raiser of the year, and it helps to provide programming throughout the year. Money raised during the campaign helps the Army serve over 7,000 Livingston County persons in need each year through a wide array of programs including energy assistance to help keep heat and lights on, shelter for the homeless , food for the hungry, mentoring and programs for the youth plus more.

Anyone wanting to volunteer to bell ring can sign up online at www.registertoring.com. Call April Dertian at 517.546.4750, ext 105, for more information. Donations can be mailed directly to P.O. Box 647 , Howell MI 48844.

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