The Salvation Army of Greensboro is in need of both volunteers and paid temporary staff to ring the bells at the Red Kettles this Christmas season. The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign is a critical fundraiser for the organization’s Christmas assistance and year-round programs that address social concerns in the community.
Through the generosity of many local businesses, The Salvation Army has approximately 40 locations they are aiming to fill each day. While the focus is using volunteers to ring the bell, other time slots are traditionally supplemented with paid bell ringers. Currently, The Salvation Army is not receiving enough applicants to fill these paid positions!
Volunteer shift opportunities are available 6 days a week from morning until late evening. To volunteer, please contact The Salvation Army of Greensboro at 336-273-5572. If you are interested in being a paid bell ringer, visit our partner Premier Employee Solutions at www.PremierEmployees.com or call 336.854.0088.
Last year The Salvation Army raised over $200,000 in the Red Kettle Campaign. This money helped the community through social service programs that assist over 20,000 people in need in 2015. Currently, the campaign is running about 25% behind last year due to the lack of bell ringers.
“The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign is a valued tradition in our community,” said Major Don Vick, corps officer of The Salvation Army. “A little change from someone’s pocket keeps the lights on for struggling families, provides nutritious food for the hungry, and pays the rent when personal disaster strikes. These donations continue to help families in need throughout the calendar year. A season of change can truly create a year of hope.” We need your help in our pursuit of “Doing The Most Good.”
Want to support The Salvation Army but don't want to ring outside? Host your own online kettle and share with friends virtually. Go to www.RedKettleReason.org to sign up for your own virtual kettle.