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The Salvation Army gathers to help those in need one chime at a time

Helping those in need one chime at a time!

The traditional sound of bells ringing at The Livingston County Salvation Army Red Kettles are as much a part of the holiday season as snow on Christmas, midnight church services and presents under the tree.

The Salvation Army Red Kettle season is one of The Salvation Army’s largest fundraising events that bring in almost a third of the Livingston County Corps annual budget.  Money raised during the campaign helps the Army serve thousands in need each year in Livingston County through a wide array of programs including mentoring and education for kids, shelter for the homeless, energy assistance for the elderly and food for the hungry.  However as many know, it takes an army to make that happen.

With the 2016 Christmas goal set at $380,000 The Salvation Army of Livingston County has opened the bell ringing website, RegistertoRing.com, to help busy do-gooders scheduled their volunteer time now. Individuals, organizations, families, and corporations will be able to schedule a date in advance and plan the rest of their holiday season around bell ringing!

“Traditionally the website is not open for individuals and organization to sign up until after November 1st, however last year opening the site early helped us meet our goal before the end of January” Says April Dertian, Development Director “this year by opening our site early, we are once again encouraging organizations, businesses, families and individuals to save a date, in hopes to fill all sites and ring loudly all season long”

Anyone interested in volunteering to bell ring may sign up online, www.RegistertoRing.com. Organizations wishing to take an entire day of bell ringing at one or several locations should contact Liz Welch directly at extension 347.

Donations accepted via mail The Salvation Army P.O. Box 647 Howell, MI 48844, online or text Hope16 to 41444 |  visit our website for more information www.salvationarmylivingston.org

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