Look, listen for red kettles
We also hope shoppers throughout the holiday season will look and listen for the distinctive red Salvation Army kettles and accompanying bells being jingled by the mostly volunteer bell ringers.
The money dropped into those kettles (they’ll take checks, too) helps provide people with necessities of life such as food, shelter and warmth. Your donation may help provide support for those who are elderly or veterans in need. It could be used to provide relief for people touched by a natural disaster.
And relevant to this time of year, your donation could make a difference between whether a child has anything for Christmas or nothing at all.
Just as we encouraged community members to spend money at local businesses, we suggest leaving something extra to drop in the kettle.