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‘Red Kettle’ campaign looking for final community push

December 20, 2018

As the holidays approach, Salvation Army of Norfolk leaders are asking the Norfolk area region for assistance in reaching a major goal.

As of midweek, the Norfolk Corps was sitting at about 70 percent of its overall Red Kettle campaign goal of $56,339 — with just less than one week left to go.

“Now is the time,” Capt. Jesus Trejo said. “More than anything, we’re asking the Norfolk community to give to our red kettles as generously as they can.”

Donations made to the campaign stay in the community. They go directly toward supporting Salvation Army programs and services in Norfolk and the surrounding area, ranging from food pantries to youth programs to rental and utility assistance.

Through these and other efforts, The Salvation Army of Norfolk helps thousands of Nebraskans every year.

“This is a very generous community,” Trejo said. “We are confident our supporters will come through.”

Another need that The Salvation Army of Norfolk is currently facing: more volunteers to ring bells at the dozens of red kettles it has deployed around the area.

“We absolutely love our volunteers,” Trejo said, “and we need more of them, especially for the final days of this campaign. With the kettles out at local stores and businesses, we rely on the community to step up, especially amid the last shopping weekend before Christmas.”

People can sign up to ring bells at Salvation Army kettles by going to registertoring.com, or by calling the corps office in Norfolk at 402-379-4663.

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