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DeLeon: Volunteers Needed for Red Kettle Campaign

Published 11/5/2010 in Podcasts

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By The Telegram

The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign is getting ready to start up for this year, and volunteers, lots of them, are needed.

The campaign runs Nov. 12 through 6 p.m. Dec. 24, with the goal of raising $100,000, which will help fund Salvation Army programs, like helping people pay for utility bills, the Angel Tree, providing back packs and school supplies for kids, a food pantry and much more.

The Salvation Army is not paying any bell ringers this year, so about 800 volunteers are needed to help staff the kettles from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except Thanksgiving. You can help by signing up to ring the bell at Dillons East, 1305 E. Kansas Ave., Dillons West, 1211 Buffalo Jones Ave., JC Penney, 2302 E. Kansas Ave., Orscheln's, 1309 N. Taylor Ave., Sam's, 3010 LaRue St., Sears, 2310 E. Kansas Ave., Walmart, 3101 E. Kansas Ave., and Walgreens, 1306 E. Kansas Ave.

Applications can be picked up at Family Bookhouse, 519 N. Main St., Finney County Public Library, 605 E. Walnut St., Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce, 1511 E. Fulton Terrace, Patrick Dugan's Coffeehouse, 301 N. Main St., and Salvation Army, 216 N. Ninth St.

New this year are virtual kettles, where individuals can raise money online with the help of their friends. Also, celebrity bell ringers, or well-known community members, will be helping the effort periodically, as well.

Listen to the podcast as Robert DeLeon of the Salvation Army explains more about the Red Kettle Campaign.

Find out more information here:

Garden City Bell Ringers Website

Bell Ringers Facebook page

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