Stillwater, OK (November 15, 2021) – 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.
Volunteer as a Bell Ringer – Register to Ring
The Salvation Army needs volunteer bell ringers from November 16th to December 24th, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. The annual Red Kettle Campaign is one of the Army’s primary fundraising efforts of the year. Every dollar collected in the red kettles support the wide range of services and programs provided throughout the year right here in Payne County, including feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, offering emergency financial assistance, providing toys to disadvantaged children, and more.
For more than 100 years, The Salvation Army’s red kettles have been a symbol of good will during the holiday season. “This year, signing up and volunteering as a bell ringer is easier than ever!” said Captain Nicolas Arroqui of The Salvation Army. “Go to www.RegisterToRing.com and simply select the location, date and time you would like ring. You can split a shift with a friend or sign up as a group. Individuals, families, groups of friends or co-workers, and church groups are welcome.”
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in addition to the implementation of basic safety procedures, all bell ringers will also be asked to follow CDC and local Department of Health Protocols. Strict safety protocols have been developed ensuring the health and safety of all potential donors and bell ringers.
Volunteer to Support the Angel Tree Program
Through the generous support of community donors, The Salvation Army will provide gifts for many local children in Payne County. We are seeking volunteers to help sort and distribute gifts to program participants.
For more information or volunteer opportunities please call The Salvation Army at 405.372.1554 or contact through Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SalArmyStillwater/
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.