One of the most familiar sights of the Christmas season is a Salvation Army bell-ringer with a red kettle soliciting donations.
In these challenging economic times, the Salvation Army and other local charitable organizations are fielding more requests for help than ever. All over the Copper Country, indeed the Upper Peninsula, the need is great.
Charities like the Salvation Army help these needy families 365 days a year. Red kettle donations help make that possible. In addition to providing families with Christmas baskets and toys, the Salvation Army operates a Friendship kitchen, food pantry, temporary shelter, rent and utility assistance and other help for the needy too numerous to mention.
Funds raised stay in the local area. So when you see a bell-ringer and red kettle this holiday season, give what you can. If you would like to volunteer to be a bell-ringer, call the Salvation Army at 482-3420.
Your efforts will help your neighbors and the community.