(ATLANTIC) It won’t be long and you’ll be hearing those familiar bells ringing as part of the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign.
Kettles will be set up at Walmart, Hy-Vee and Fareway in Atlantic on December 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th. Kettles will also be set up at the Grand Lighting on November 17th. New this year, Salvation Army has the ability to accept donations through the National Salvation Army website. Anyone wanting to donate to the local unit can go on the website and specify which local unit they want their Red Kettle donation to go to. More information will be released on this program at a later date.
Duane McFadden, chairman of the Cass County Red Kettle Campaign, says the money raised from the campaign stays in Cass County.
“They use it for the Police Program “Shop with a Cop”, there are gift cards to local schools to assist students to meet their various needs, sometimes there are stranded motorists or transient individuals that need funds, and also money has been spent on fans to be distributed by West Central Community Action and backpacks to be distributed through the school staff,” said McFadden. “This year the Cass County Salvation Army unit also partnered with the Parents as Teachers program to purchase car seats.”
Any person, family, community group or religious organization who would like to sign up for a two hour shift to ring bells should contact Duane McFadden at 712-781-2287.
Last year the Cass County unit raised $5,827.