For Immediate Release
Media contact: Amanda Long
The Salvation Army
Office: (417) 862-5509 ext. 102
Cell: (417) 315-9441
THE SALVATION ARMY BEGINS BELLRINGER SIGN-UP
The Salvation Army is signing up volunteer bell ringers for the upcoming 2015 Tree of Lights Campaign.
Springfield, MO (October 5, 2015) The Salvation is now scheduling volunteer bell ringers for the upcoming 2015 Tree of Lights Campaign. With approximately 21,000 available bellringing hours this holiday season, The Salvation Army is seeking volunteers to donate their time as a bell ringer.
“Kettles make up a significant portion of our annual budget and volunteers are what make kettles possible,” said Major Mike Mills, Corps Officer. “The donations we receive in the kettles keep our programs running all year long and we are so grateful to all who volunteer their time.”
Every holiday season, The Salvation Army works to raise the bulk of its operating budget through its annual Tree of Lights Campaign. The money raised by the Campaign funds a range of Salvation Army services in the Springfield area throughout the year, benefiting families, children, the homeless, seniors, and disaster survivors.
To sign-up to be a volunteer bell ringer you can visit www.registertoring.com or call The Salvation Army’s main office 417-862-5509 ext. 144. Kettles will be out at various locations starting Friday, November 13 until Christmas Eve from 10:00a.m. to 7:00p.m. Monday through Thursday each week and 10:00a.m. until 8:00p.m. on Friday’s and Saturday’s.
For more information about the Tree of Lights Campaign or about The Salvation Army please call The Salvation Army at (417) 862-5509 ext. 102.
To support the year-round outreach of The Salvation Army financial contributions can be sent to The Salvation Army, P.O Box 9685 in Springfield MO, 65801 by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by visiting http://donate.salvationarmyusa.org – 82¢ of every dollar goes directly toward programs & services that help local Ozarks residents in need.
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit www.salvationarmyusa.org.