The Salvation Army Service Extension of Jackson County needs volunteer bell ringers as preparations for the Red Kettle Campaign continue.
That campaign, a primary fundraiser for The Salvation Army of Jackson County, kicks off Nov. 23 and continues through Dec. 24.
Money raised through the Red Kettle Campaign stays in Jackson County helping provide county residents with needed services, said Kendall Lambring, a Salvation Army Service Extension representative.
The Salvation Army’s emergency assistance program provides direct financial assistance for utilities, lodging, rent, transportation, medical needs, food, clothing, disaster assistance and other emergency needs.
"One of our many success stories involves a participant who came into the office needing utility assistance," Lambring said. "He had recently been released from the hospital after having three operations and came home to find his electric was scheduled to be disconnected. Due to him living on limited Social Security income, he did not have the funding to cover the amount needed to keep his electric on. Salvation Army funds were utilized to pay the disconnect amount so that his services were not interrupted."
If you are willing to help out, call Lambring at 812-522-8718 to schedule a time to ring.
You also may sign up to ring at registertoring.com.