CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bells will soon be ringing across Charlotte signaling the start of the Christmas season. The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte is preparing for its iconic annual Red Kettle campaign, and there is a critical need for more volunteer bell ringers.
The Red Kettle campaign will kick-off on Nov. 15 and run through Dec. 24. Kettles will be found in more than 50 locations in Charlotte (with scores more in the metro region). Volunteers can sign up for shifts as individuals, or join with coworkers, family and friends and adopt a whole day. To sign up to volunteer for the Red Kettle Campaign, visit RegistertoRing.com. You can select your location, preferred dates and times.
“Volunteers play a vital role with The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle program,” said Major Larry Broome, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte. “Kettles staffed with volunteers help us dedicate even more of our resources to directly serving families who need us most. Plus, it’s a great outreach and service opportunity for individuals, corporate groups or church groups.”
The Red Kettle Campaign has been a staple of the Christmas season for more than 125 years. Its history in Charlotte dates back to 1905. Last year, The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte raised nearly $225,000 in the Red Kettles, funds that are critical for providing year-round services to homeless families and at-risk youth in our community.