Salvation Army: Bell Ringers Urgently Needed

By Ellis Codjoe, November 08, 2019

The Ottumwa Salvation Army says they have an urgent need for bell ringers.

Starting Saturday, November 9, the non-profit will have their familiar red kettles appearing in Ottumwa. The Salvation Army is asking volunteers to staff those kettles for two-hour shifts. Locations include North & South HyVee, Hobby Lobby, Fareway, HyVee Drugstore, and Walmart.

Proceeds will be used for a variety of services the Salvation Army provides such as assisting families in need and opening their doors to become a warming center during last winter’s record-breaking cold temperatures.

“By making a simple, two-hour commitment to ring bells at kettles, you can end up making a huge
difference for people in this community,” Envoy Joel Arthur said. “Kettle donations stay here in town,
and they go to support a variety of services that The Salvation Army offers to help meet needs in our
community. It’s a great opportunity to give back during the Christmas season—especially for families.”

Interested volunteers can sign up here or call (641) 954-8131.

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