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The Salvation Army Seeking Volunteer Bell Ringers

Volunteers needed to ring a bell at one of many red kettles in the community

salvationarmy-3578St. Louis, Mo. – The Salvation Army is seeking volunteer bell ringers for its 2016 Tree of Lights Campaign. The Tree of Lights Campaign begins on November 1. Area residents will begin seeing the iconic red kettles in front of local retail locations on Friday, November 18. Volunteer bell ringers are needed to help cover several thousand hours of bell ringing. The Tree of Lights campaign is the largest annual fundraising event for The Salvation Army.

Each season, volunteers from the St. Louis metro region give their time to help ring a bell at one of our red kettles,” said Lt. Colonel Dan Jennings, The Salvation Army Midland Divisional Commander. “The public’s donations in our red kettles are critical in funding our programs and services year round for women and children, seniors, youth, the homeless, our military veterans and during times of disasters.”

Volunteers of all ages are welcome to assist with this program. To sign up, volunteers can visit http://stlsalvationarmy.org/volunteer/ or call The Salvation Army Midland Division at 314-646-3166.
Each year The Salvation Army assists thousands of families in Missouri and Southern Illinois. For more information about the Tree of Lights Campaign visit our website: http://stlsalvationarmy.org/

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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