Last-minute call for bell ringers for McHenry County Salvation Army

  • The Salvation Army of McHenry County's annual Red Kettle campaign needs volunteers for bell ringing in the run-up to Christmas.

    The Salvation Army of McHenry County's annual Red Kettle campaign needs volunteers for bell ringing in the run-up to Christmas. Courtesy of The Salvation Army of McHenry County

 
Submitted by The Salvation Army of McHenry County
Updated 12/11/2019 4:26 PM

The Salvation Army of McHenry County, one of the largest social service providers, is in great need of more bell ringers through Christmas Eve. Bell ringing is The Salvation Army's biggest source of income.

Just a two-hour commitment is all that is asked of volunteers. Bell ringing is an opportunity to give back to McHenry County, get involved in the holiday season and have a lot of fun.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Bell ringing locations are available throughout McHenry County

Funds raised locally, stay local to support youth, adult, and senior programming, as well as emergency services and homeless prevention year-round.

During the holiday season, funding supports a free community Thanksgiving dinner, toys for children in need as well over 250 Christmas ham dinners for families in need.

In 2018, The Salvation Army provided over 7,000 gifts to over 700 local children through the Christmas Toyland Shop and Angel Tree program.

Support that came from the bell ringing program raised almost $200,000 in the red kettles last year due to the generosity of time from volunteers and donations from the community.

Volunteers are desperately needed during these last days before Christmas.

Those interested can go to www.registertoring.com to register or call (815) 455-2769 for more information.

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The Salvation Army has served the communities in McHenry County for more than 27 years of dedicated service.

The McHenry County Corps provides meals, clothing, school supplies, toys, financial, and spiritual assistance to individuals and families in need. The McHenry County Corps is located in Crystal Lake at 290 W. Crystal Lake Ave. and is part of The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division.

Visit www.facebook.com/tsacrystallake/ orcentralusa.salvationarmy.org/mchenry.

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