Salvation Army Looking for Bell Ringers for the Holiday Season
San Angelo – While some may think it is still a little early to unpack the holiday decorations, The Salvation Army has been hard at work, planning Christmas programs for several months. Now, as the red kettles are appearing outside stores, and Angel Trees are being set up, volunteers are needed to help ensure men, women and children in need throughout our community experience the joys of Christmas.
Volunteers are critical partners in helping the organization fulfill its mission and accomplish all that needs to be done, especially during the Holiday season. “If you have never volunteered with The Salvation Army before, come and give it a try. Be part of something special by helping make a difference in the lives of so many this holiday season,” said Major Valerie Calderon, Commanding Officer of The Salvation Army. “We’ve got a volunteer opportunity just for you, whether you can give an hour, a morning, or an entire day.”
Volunteer as a Bell Ringer – Register to Ring!
The Salvation Army needs volunteer bell ringers from the beginning of November through December 24, from 11:00 AM to 07:30 PM, Monday-Saturday. Every dollar collected in the red kettles support the wide range of services and programs provided throughout the year in San Angelo, including feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless via the Out of the Cold program, offering emergency financial assistance, youth programs, and disaster response.
For more than 125 years, The Salvation Army’s red kettles have been a symbol of goodwill during the holiday season. “It’s easier than ever to sign up as a volunteer bell ringer. Visit www.RegisterToRing.com and simply select the location, date and time, and you’re ready to ring!” said Major Calderon. “You can ring with a friend, bring your family, or split your shift with co-workers or your church group. We’ve got a bell for everyone!”
Be An Angel Tree Volunteer
The Salvation Army makes Christmas dreams a reality by offering holiday shoppers the chance to adopt a child through the Angel Tree Program. “Thanks to the generous support of community donors and businesses we anticipate providing gifts for 1000 children this year,” said Calderon. “We are seeking volunteers to help manage Angel Tree adoption locations, sort gifts, and be part of our gift distribution day to registered families.”
Another way to help is to host an Angel Tree in your church or place of business where employees, visitors and customers can participate by adopting one or more Angels.
“We are so grateful to our committed volunteers,” said Major Calderon. “We hope everyone will consider giving even just a few hours of their time this season and give back to the community through The Salvation Army.”
Visit www.RegistertoRing.com to sign up as a volunteer bell ringer. Go to https://southernusa.salvationarmy.org/san-angelo or call 325-655-6981 for more information about the Angel Tree, to donate, or learn more about how you can support The Salvation Army this Christmas