Salvation Army starting Red Kettle Campaign

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Black Friday kicked off the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. It all began for Ector County at Music City Mall.

The iconic red bells have returned.

For the next couple of weeks you’re going to hear those bells and let it remind you of the hungry the homeless and the needy

Cpt. Juan Gomez, Commanding Officer Ector COunty Salvation Army

Last year, the Ector County Salvation Army fell short of its goal by almost 20 percent. Their 2019 goal is $85,000.

Those dollars make a huge difference to what the Salvation Army is able to do in the community.

Cpt. Juan Gomez, Commanding Officer Ector COunty Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has been at capacity for 18 straight months, so these donations are desperately needed.

This type of funding goes to support the Salvation army’s mission year round. Whether it’s in the form of the non target population shelter, our soup kitchen 3 meals a day 7 days a week or our social service office, these funds make a big difference because all of these funds stay right here in Ector County.

Cpt. Juan Gomez, Commanding Officer Ector COunty Salvation Army

This year, they’ve made it easier to donate. If you don’t have any spare change or cash to put in the red kettle, paying with your smartphone is now an option.

Another way you can help is to become a bell ringer. The 18 locations they have open are only available with enough volunteers. To do so, call (979) 417-7648 or search “paid bell ringers – it will be the first links that pop up.

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