The Salvation Army Seeks Volunteer Bell Ringers Print
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 16:15

Quad Cities, USA: The sound of The Salvation Army bell is already being heard throughout the Quad Cities. The Red Kettle Campaign raises about 60% of the budget used for the services and programs at The Salvation Army.

To date, volunteer bell ringers have registered for 304 shifts throughout the Quad Cities. There are still 7,653 two-hour shifts available.

“We are overjoyed with the support we are receiving this year. It is more important than ever that more people volunteer to bell ring this year so that we can keep our services strong.” states Major Gary Felton, Quad Cities Coordinator for The Salvation Army. “The Salvation Army is extremely blessed to have volunteer-minded neighbors who offer their time and support of programs that help others in need.”

Bell ringing season runs now through December 24th at more than 50 kettles sites throughout the Quad Cities.

Easy sign-up is available on line at Ringbells.org (click on Iowa, then Davenport for all of Quad Cities). Or call Patty Mixdorf at 563-570-2072.

Donations collected during the Red Kettle Campaign are used for the following services: 80,000 freshly prepared meals served and 31,000 nights of shelter provided at the Family Service Center; 2,300 Christmas Food Boxes and 5,000 toys for families and individuals in need; nursing home visits to lonely seniors; and weekly character building programs serving hundreds of Quad Cities youth, and much, much more.

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