The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign kicks off this week

A Salvation Army bell ringer during a Red Kettle drive

The Salvation Army Glendale hopes to raise $100,000 this year from its Red Kettle program during the holidays. "We still have shifts available to be fill".

As of November 23, kettles will be set up Foodland, Sobeys and Harbax Home Hardware in Glace Bay and beginning December 1, kettles will also be placed at Atlantic Superstore, the Glace Bay liquor store and the Sterling Mall.

Kettles will be placed in three locations as of November 23 to give the Salvation Army more time to meet its goal.

Since 2006, Carol Roche has been standing post at one of the 19 Kingston kettle locations. Volunteers are needed through Christmas eve.

"Bellringing is just a two-hour commitment", said Galindo.

The Salvation Army is accepting applications for holiday assistance from families of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties.


The Salvation Army hopes more volunteers will sign up and help local families in a time of need the same way Roche was helped all those years ago.

All the money donated through the kettle campaign in Kingston, stays in Kingston, and goes to help those in need locally. "It helps with our emergency food services... previous year we provided more than 20 thousand bags of groceries to individuals and families", said Maria Sadowy from the Kingston branch.

"A day drop in shelter".

"We've sort of struggled over the years to find long-term volunteers that have worked to provide the assistance throughout the year", he said.

"When I'm at the kettle and people say "I'm so sorry I've only got a little bit of change", I always say 'If everybody felt that way and only gave a little bit of change, it would be unbelievable at how much money we could raise, ' " Roche said.

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