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Salvation Army Christmas kettle appeal gets going

Salvation Army Christmas kettle appeal gets going

Zanesville, Ohio- Yesterday, members of The Salvation Army gathered together to host their annual Red Kettle holiday fundraiser.

Volunteers can sign up to ring bells at locations throughout Clark County. Angel Trees also be set up at local businesses.

The Salvation Army in Springfield has set its annual Tree of Lights goal at $1 million, which is almost one-third of their annual operating budget for the coming year.

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This is according to Minister of Social Care, Steven Blackett, who was speaking earlier today at the launch of the Salvation Army's Christmas Kettle Appeal. Bell-ringers will be stationed outside local businesses through December 24 as part of the organization's main fundraising event of the year. Money raised in the red kettles stays in the local community where it was raised.

"Our Tree of Lights campaign is critical in helping us serve those most in need all year long", said Major Butch Frost, Corps Officer.


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