CUSTER COUNTY—The holiday season is upon us and red kettles are around to collect funds that support neighbors in need. Give the gift of your time to help others this holiday season by ringing bells for the Salvation Army! Red kettles can be spotted throughout Custer County and anyone can volunteer to ring bells now through Friday, December 24.
Ninety percent of funds raised in local red kettles stay in Custer County. There will be bell-ringing stations at Gary’s Superfoods, Grocery Kart, and Orscheln Farm & Home in Broken Bow. There will also be counter-top kettles in surrounding communities.
Volunteers can sign up online (click here to view the link) for two-hour shifts any day of the week except Sundays. Volunteers can sign up as individuals, families, businesses, church groups, or organizations. Children are welcome to ring too!
Members of the Custer County unit of the Salvation Army encourage people to have fun with their shift by singing, playing music, wearing Santa hats, etc. as desired.
The Salvation Army of Custer County uses red kettle donations throughout the year to help with a wide variety of projects: Back-to-School Book Bag program, Santa Cop, swim lessons, food pantries, senior meals, youth activities, Diaper Depot, weekend backpack programs, college textbooks for area foster students, book fairs, year-round support for individuals needing assistance with vision, dental, and prescription services. Funds are also designated to help emergency victims of vehicle breakdowns of people traveling through town, fires, floods, and other disasters.
To register for Salvation Army Bell Ringing, click HERE or call
Mo Hunsberger: 308-870-1406
Cheryl Smith: 308-872-0044
Carol Allen: 308-870-4397
Julie Toline: 402-677-9323