The Christmas season is the busiest season for The Salvation Army. The Greater Lansing community is now hearing the familiar sound of bells ringing signaling the start of the holiday season. The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Fundraising Campaign kicked off on November 10, and will ring Monday through Saturday up to Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 at local area businesses. The Red Kettle Fundraising Campaign is The Salvation Army’s largest fundraising event of the year.
Financial and emotional stress, along with the cold temperatures, dampen the Christmas cheer of families living in poverty. As a result, many reach out for help to keep the heat on, provide family dinners and gifts for under the Christmas tree. It is also the single most critical time of the year for raising needed funds to provide these services and more not only at Christmas, but throughout the year. The Salvation Army relies on the generous donations of the community to meet these needs.
The Salvation Army serves the Capital area with the largest Christmas assistance program in the tri-county region. Every year, numerous individuals and families, who may not otherwise have the means to celebrate Christmas, are provided with food and/or toys for the holidays. In addition to this assistance, individuals and families are also provided with access to the other programs The Salvation Army offers such as: food assistance, personal needs, baby items, haircuts, community meals, utility assistance, mortgage/rent assistance and church events.
If you would like to more information, visit http://salansing.org/. If you, your friends, or your family members are interested in volunteering by ringing a bell this season, you can sign up at www.registertoring.com.