Ring. Ring. Ring.
The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign is underway.
Officials are still seeking volunteers to serve as bell ringers.
Now in its second week, the campaign is one of the non-profit’s fundraising efforts.
Collected donations are used to feed and offer shelter to the needy, and give toys to children who are less fortunate, according to a release from The Salvation Army.
“That money that is raised in those kettles in Prince William County stays in Prince William County to do programs and services for the neighbors in need there,” Divisional Communications Director Karen Yoho told What’s Up Prince William.
Sometimes, the Salvation Army pays bell ringers. Other times, individual and group volunteers are sought.
This year, it has been more challenging to recruit volunteers.
“I think everybody wants to help someone, so they’re out there helping other organizations, and also the late Thanksgiving really took a lot out of us, ‘cause we kind of lost a week for Christmas,” Yoho explained. “So, everything’s very condensed this year.”
Individuals and organizations that would like to serve as bell ringers may reach out to the Prince William Salvation Army by calling Sergeant Rowe at 240-672-3101.
Donations can be made on the Salvation Army website.
The Red Kettle campaign ends on December 24.