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Salvation Army kicks off its Christmas campaign

November 8, 2017 GMT

The Salvation Army in Jefferson County announces the launch of its annual Christmas campaign to raise funds to help people who continue to struggle across Jefferson County.

This year’s campaign theme, “Share Your Blessings. Be Blessed,” is a reminder of the joy that can come from helping those in need.

The Salvation Army’s time-honored Christmas campaign will include the highly visible red kettles, a holiday tradition that has served as a symbol of goodwill for more than 100 years.

Locally, the Salvation Army in Jefferson County hopes to raise $80,000 to help sustain programs and services that help needy people in their daily struggle for survival. Salvation Army officials stress any contribution will help. Donations of time are also accepted.

“Many families are still finding it very hard to stay afloat and we’ve seen it firsthand in the number of people coming to us for help,” said Angela Swinehart, field representative. “It’s especially hard during the holiday season, when so many of our neighbors don’t know how they’ll have the means to provide for their families.

“That’s why the Salvation Army looks to our community for their generosity, so we can show that same compassion and kindness to the less fortunate.”

To volunteer to bell ring this Christmas season, call Marie at 920-261-4050.