Salvation Army bell ringer brings goat with him

17 December, 2017, 01:39 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • A bellringer for the Salvation

"There's a lot of folks here in town who have nothing, so we just put a little brightness in their Christmas", Ewing says.

Major Glen Madsen is with the Salvation Army in Concord.

If you're thinking of giving, Salvation Army spokesperson Shannon Wise says the greatest need this year is for toys for kids up to two years old.

I beamed my best smile and rang the bell as loudly as I could in my attempt to have someone-anyone-drop something in the bucket.

Chloe Anderson, Rebecca Brawn and Clara Slater from Blackburn Salvation Army Band were invited to perform live on Blue Peter on Thursday night, in an event that saw young people from all over the country come together for a special Christmas Performance. Volunteering his time is something he knows he can always give.

In addition to the red kettles, the public can make donations online to either the eastern or western divisions or by texting KETTLE to 41444.

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In the U.S., The Salvation Army remains No. 4, according to the 19th edition of the Forbes top-charities list, determined by the dollar value of private contributions received in the latest fiscal year.

"We're here to kind of help people that need more stuff and can't provide certain things for their family during Christmas time", said Elizah Hall with Warren County schools. "It's not the only one, but it's the one we support, and to help everyone we can".

Martin said they are helping an extra 500 families, and 1,400 children this year, and that they are short about 20,000 toys.

While many are preparing to finish up for the year and begin holidays, Dunedin's social service agencies are just getting started.

She said this year's goal is $450,000.

"This afternoon our hearts were broken when over 150 angels were returned to us unsponsored", states a post by the Salvation Army of Horry County.

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