As described on the Salvation Army Website: "The Red Kettle Campaign is The Salvation Army’s oldest and most visible Christmas fund raiser. The campaign raises funds which are used for [their] Christmas assistance programs and year round to enable [them] to serve people in need. Countless volunteer bell ringers hosted by over 30 business locations, give their gift of time to help raise the dollars needed to serve their neighbors who come to The Salvation Army for assistance."
For the last several years, members of the Camden-Wyoming Rotary Club have volunteered to ring bells for the Red Kettle Campaign. During the holiday season in 2014, more than 18 volunteers from our club eagerly signed-up to ring the bell for five days at Redner's Warehouse Markets in Camden-Wyoming, Delaware. Our club members were honored to be selected to serve in the community for this distinguished project. During 20 shifts, Rotarians kept the bell ringing for a total of 40 hours. Our community was very generous this year. Early in 2015, The Salvation Army may report how much money was raised.
Wonder where the funds go or what programs it supports? Check out this link at The Salvation Army website: http://www.use.salvationarmy.org/use/www_use_DelawareCommand.nsf/vw-dynamic-index/D811D16D4FB2699A85257B89001B48BB?openDocument
Some of their programs include: Holiday Assistance, Children's Services, Developmental Disabilities, Adult Rehabilitation Center, Senior Center, Community Center, and so many more.
SPECIAL THANKS TO: Jack Royston
Jack is the lead coordinator in our Rotary Club for the local Red Kettle Campaign. He develops the schedule for volunteers, organizes our bell ringers, and generally inspires us to serve!