Ring a bell from the comfort of your own home.
Springfield, MO (November 30, 2015) For almost 125 years, supporters of The Salvation Army in Springfield have stood outside in the cold, rain, snow and ice to ring bells at The Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettles. Tomorrow, December 1, on #GivingTuesday, community members can ring a bell from the comfort of their own home using The Salvation Army’s Online Red Kettle website.
To make an online donation, community members can visit www.onlineredkettle.org/TheSalvationArmySpringfieldMO or our website at www.salvationarmyspringfield.org.
“This is a great way for people who may not visit a red kettle to still make a difference in our community,” said Major Mike Mills, Corps Officer. “All the money raised during this time of year helps us operate our programs year round.”
The Online Red Kettle website is an easy and fun way to become an integral part of The Salvation Army’s mission. Community members can also host a virtual Red Kettle as an individual or a group. They can share their Red Kettle through their social media accounts, have competitions with their friends and family, and can easily track the progress of their kettle.
For more information call The Salvation Army at 862-5509.
About The Salvation Army
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.