Every year since the income raised in our kettles has stayed in the community where it was donated to help provide Salvation Army programs and services to people in need.
This year many of our service units are starting kettle season early as a means of meeting the increased demand on our services. As the economy continues to sputter, those who have long struggled to get by and people who have never requested assistance before need us. And we’re committed to helping as many of them as we can.
So, if you see our Red Kettles out in your community before Thanksgiving, we ask for your patience and understanding. Several of our service units here in The Salvation Army’s Western Territory have already started to ring the bells or will put out their kettles this Friday, November 18.
We’re out early because many of our friends and neighbors are still battling unemployment and are unable to find work that will allow them to put food on their table and keep a roof over their heads.
If you can help, please give generously to the kettles. If you can’t, we understand.
And, we’ll always be here to do what we can to help you make ends meet if you need us.
Thanks and God bless you.