Salem, Oregon (December 14, 2020) —The Salvation Army needs to recruit dozens of volunteer bell ringers to help raise money for the less fortunate in Marion and Polk Counties. The bell ringers will take part in the iconic Red Kettle Campaign, which helps fund Salvation Army programs all year long. The nonprofit faces a unique challenge this year because of COVID-19. The Salvation Army expects to have fewer kettles stationed at stores and on street corners, which could mean less donations. That’s a big problem, because this year the need is greater than ever with many out of work due to the pandemic.
The Salvation Army also needs the help of volunteers for other Christmas programs. Additional opportunities include food sorting and packing & toy sorting and distribution. The annual toy distribution event is a long-standing partnership between Toys for Tots and The Salvation Army. It has supplied thousands of toys to local children over the past several years.
To assist with these cherished traditions, sign up to volunteer for toy sorting and distribution at signup.com/go/toynjoy To volunteer for Bell Ringing call 503-798-4830.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.