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Holiday Kettle bell ringers needed

News from the Salvation Army

LAKE COUNTY – The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign is just around the corner and we are looking for your support again this year to ring the bell.

There will be locations in the Mission Valley at Pablo Family Foods, Ronan Harvest Foods and Rod’s Harvest Food in St. Ignatius. In Polson the locations will be Super One and Wal-Mart.

Volunteers are needed to ring the bell at these locations from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday - Sunday in Polson and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in Pablo and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Ronan and St. Ignatius. We encourage churches and organizations to sign up for a day or two at a time (days are broken into 2-4 hour shifts). To help facilitate this, we ask that each group have a contact person who is responsible for scheduling with the Kettle Coordinator in their area.

This kettle campaign is vital to meet the needs of Lake County. The Helping Hands Fund, Safe Harbor and local Police Departments are able to assist clients with food, clothing, lodging, rent, transportation, utilities and prescriptions because of the funds raised during our campaign. This past year Salvation Army was able to scholarship 25 children to attend our week-long summer camp in Deer Park, Washington. Also, seven dozen backpacks and six dozen lap blankets were given to local families in need. Turkeys for the community Thanksgiving dinners in Polson and Ronan were also supplied by the Salvation Army.

All of these projects and assistance is made possible because of your church or organization’s willingness to donate time to ring the bell. Ninety percent of the monies raised in the kettle campaign stay right here in Lake County.

Please contact one of the kettle coordinators below to schedule your day. The campaign will run from the day after Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve. Thank you for your support.

– Kathi Jacobson, Polson Coordinator  883-1851

– Loretta Chambers, Pablo Coordinator  883-6204

– Dorothy Bohrer, Ronan Coordinator  883-2866

– Gretchen Schnitzer, St. Ignatius/Coordinator 644-0122

– Jennifer Rolfsness, HHF Administrator 883-8256

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