The Salvation Army relies on the money raised through the Red Kettle campaign to provide Christmas to local families in need and to safeguard the well being of the community through year-round programming and social services. Pick an angel and drop off their gift by December 6 and the Salvation Army will deliver it to the child by Christmas.
The goal for the 2017 Christmas Kettle campaign is $310,000.
"It basically supports our whole work in The Salvation Army during the year", said Maj.
Some of Turlock's most generous community members packed into the Assyrian American Civic Club on Tuesday morning for the annual Salvation Army Kettle Kickoff Luncheon, stuffing dollars, coins and checks into the organization's iconic red kettles to kick start their holiday fundraising campaign. "It wasn't a good situation, as a lot of people go through, and this Christmas Eve the Salvation Army came to our door".
"I think people in this community like to help, and they know there's a certain number we need, they get it done", said Shrum. "When you put a person there, it does make a difference". Those interested in volunteering to ring bells during the season can contact the Salvation Army at 667-6091.
"We have a new program we just launched, our Nourish program, which is helping individuals build life skills and cooking and things like that, and much more, and even summer camps", Sadowy said.
As of November 23, kettles will be set up Foodland, Sobeys and Harbax Home Hardware in Glace Bay and beginning December 1, kettles will also be placed at Atlantic Superstore, the Glace Bay liquor store and the Sterling Mall.