The Salvation Army Invites You to Start a New Family Tradition: Be a Bell Ringer

Media Contact:
Tammy Shank
Director of Development
2211 Park Ave, Lynchburg, VA

Lynchburg, Roanoke, Danville, Martinsville, Covington, New River Valley, VA (November 9, 2018) – For more than 157 years, The Salvation Army has been ringing the bells during the months of November and December. The Red Kettle Campaign comprises on average 20 percent of each local Salvation Army’s budget. Monies raised in the Red Kettle Campaign are used to meet the basic needs of individuals in the community who are struggling to survive.

This year, The Salvation Army is asking the community to partner with them to “Start a New Family Tradition” by volunteering to ring the bell. A bell ringer must accompany the kettle at each location where the kettle is located. 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 to ring in two-hour time slots, but time can be adjusted to accommodate groups and larger families.

For more information on how to volunteer to ring the bell in your area, please go to You may also contact your local Salvation Army Corps.

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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to