Salvation Army needs bell ringers

The Salvation Army confirmed that a gold 1979 Krugerrand coin was dropped in a kettle at the Walmart on Kietzke Lane in Reno last night. "The donations from the Red Kettle Campaign account for more than half of our annual budget".

The thief's bad behavior inspired Jones to replace the stolen money with a $200 donation.

The Salvation Army has been in Alberta for 130 years, and Martin has been a Salvation Army Officer for more than 36 years.

The Salvation Army of Hazleton is in need of bell ringers for its Red Kettle Drive.


"The City of Columbia Falls has proven to be the city with the most generosity they are the reigning champs and the ones to beat", a very friendly competition but it benefits the community which is important", said Salvation Army Major Bill Lum. "My roommate worked for the Salvation Army and they asked if he knew someone who could ring a bell, and he said I've got a roommate, but he's going to have to bring the goat".

"Even if you have a dollar, just a dollar, it will mean so much because dollars add up", Jones said.

Those attempting to ease the pressures of Christmas for people in need this year include the Salvation Army, Anglican Family Care, Presbyterian Support Otago and Catholic Social Services. Will we be able to meet the year-round needs of the underserved in our neighborhoods? "Often times, people get irritated about all the commercialization of this time of year". He hopes the Salvation Army can ease the burden for as many people as possible. The program provides new clothing and or toys for families with children. Previous year 32,518 meals were served by the Salvation Army in Grande Prairie in addition to the 3,111 hampers that were handed out.

She said this year's goal is $450,000.

  • David Armstrong