Greater Lynchburg Salvation Army in critical need off volunteer bell ringers

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg has kicked off its 2017 Red Kettle Campaign and is still in need of bell ringers.

According to The Salvation Army, the Red Kettle Campaign comprises on average 20 percent of their total budget.

“We are asking as people make their plans for the holiday season, they also include time to volunteer as a bell ringer,” stated Captain Trey Jones.

They say they have lost several bell ringing locations due to the closings and adjustments in individual store policies.

The Salvation Army says having volunteer bell ringers instead of paid ringers ensures that funds raised in the Red Kettle can be applied directly to local program needs.

Families and individuals of all ages are welcomed to ring with most choosing two-hour time slots, but they say time can be adjusted to accommodate groups or larger families.

The areas included in the Greater Lynchburg area include Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell and Nelson counties.

If you would like more information regarding how you can volunteer or how to donate, please call (434)-845-5939 or visit www.salvationarmylynchburg.org.