Bell ringing campaign underway for Salvation Army

Last Chance for Christmas Assistance Applications

It helps to raise funds for their pantry and other events.

With food and clothing needs continuing to rise in the community, the Salvation Army started raising money as early as possible.

"We like to kickoff the red kettle season by sharing some joy with the community", said Sgt. Toby Romack.

The Salvation Army also kicked of its iconic Red Kettle Campaign last week.

About 18, 208 people received assistance from the Salvation Army Food Bank in 2016 and 1,500 children received toys during the Christmas season.

Bridger said they have several two-hour shifts to fill throughout the holiday season. "They have really gone above and beyond supporting the campaign and those who are in need", Toynton said. Cole said if people wish their items to go toward local families this Christmas, they must be donated by December 3. If so, while you're there, you can help make a child's Christmas special.

For those who donate, any dollar amount is accepted. "We get various donations and whatever the case may be, we accept all donations and grateful for whatever people can give", Bridger said.

"I think that one of the greater charities in the United States is the Salvation Army and I would encourage anyone to be involved in this particular endeavor", he said.

"We are open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m".

"We have set new records in Red Deer in previous four years in particular", he said.

"We've been very fortunate over the years to have tremendous support from the people and the businesses of Cumberland County".

"We could use anyone's help and we appreciate everyone's support of the Salvation Army".

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