Salvation Army needs bell ringers

It’s a familiar sound during the holiday season. What many people may not realize is that without volunteers, The Salvation Army Glendale must pay bell ringers, who are not volunteers, $10.50 an hour.
That is money that could be going into the bank to help pay for services provided by The Salvation Army to local families in need.
So, the call is going out to individuals, service clubs, churches and the business community to answer with a resounding, “Yes, we’ll do it!”
Volunteers who want to help should be willing to work either a four-hour shift or an eight-hour shift any day of the week at any of the 16 locations in the Glendale area that have offered space for bell ringers.
The bell ringing begins Nov. 16 and ends Dec. 24.
The Salvation Army Glendale Major Clem Leslie said his chapter has been asked to increase its volunteer corps by 50 percent at the 16 Glendale locations.
“We’re trying to raise $152,000,” Leslie said. “By helping The Salvation Army, volunteers are helping provide for a full year of service. It’s a community effort. Churches can volunteer one Friday or one Saturday. Service clubs, civic clubs, any and everybody … take an employee day.”
Anyone who would like to volunteer their own time or company time to keep the bells ringing is asked to call Leslie at 520-310-6249.
 

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