Bellringers needed

To the editor:
It is that time of year again, another Christmas is coming and so is the Salvation Army Bell Ringing Campaign.  This year we are presented with another great opportunity to make a difference, to remember the reason for the season.  With every dollar put into the kettle, 90 percent will be staying in our community helping those facing hardship. We have an ambitious goal of $5,000 and together we can reach it.

We need your help in two ways – first by giving into the Salvation Army kettles located at Hy-Vee, Walmart, and Jones' and second ¬– offering your time to ringing the bell for this year's campaign.  So far, many community groups have signed up, but we are still in need of some more bell ringers. 

We especially need groups of people on Friday Nov. 27, Saturday, Dec 5, and Saturday, Dec. 19.  If those dates don't work we have a variety of other times available to ring. The funds brought in will help provide utility assistance, nourishment, and shelter for Vermillion residents all year long. We expect an even greater demand for services this year, and need your support more than ever.

By donating to the red kettles or offering your time to bell ring, means next year we can give a renewed chance or even a brighter future for many in our community. If you have questions about Salvation Army services or are able to bell ring, please contact Devon Davoux at 624-8809 or email

May God bless you!
Devon Davoux
Bell-Ringing chairperson

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