The Salvation Army is starting their Christmas kettle campaign a week earlier this year to help people impacted by the pandemic.
According to a press release from the Salvation Army, their ability to raise funds is at risk this year due to the impact of COVID-19.
Bellringing season will start on Friday, Nov. 12, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m until 8 p.m, and will end at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve. There will be no bell ringers out on Thanksgiving Day.
The Salvation Army’s Christmas theme this year is “Hope Marches On,” which was chosen because of the emotional and financial impact the pandemic has had on families.
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