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Nov 9, 2012 8:36 AM

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Kicks Off

Bells will begin ringing around town Friday as the Salvation Army kicks off its annual Red Kettle campaign.

"To thousands of local people struggling in poverty, it represents an opportunity for CHANGE. Funds raised through the Kettle effort support year-round programs such as the emergency shelter for families and women; the Early Learning Center and Boys and Girls Club for children; food and clothing center; music school for youth; and emergency disaster services," Salvation Army Major Debra Ashcraft said.

This year, the Salvation Army will offer another way to donate. Credit card donations will be possible by accessing an "online kettle" through a QR reader code.

Salvation Army officials say they still need volunteers to ring bells. If you are interested, contact Townsend Miller by email at townsend.miller@use.salvationarmy.org or call 859.252.7706 ext. 125.

"Having enough volunteers is essential to the Kettle Campaign's success. We are grateful to those who sacrifice their time to stand in the cold so that a homeless child will have a warm place to sleep and families will have food to put on their table. Our bell ringers change lives," Major Steven Ashcraft said.

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