Help the SA help families [UPDATED]Published 9:35am Friday, November 16, 2012 Updated 12:00pm Friday, November 16, 2012
The Salvation Army has a tradition of helping people with a hand up, and the residents of this area have a tradition of generosity. We encourage them to continue to give as the bell ringers for the Red Kettle campaign begin their work.
The dimes, quarters and dollars we drop in the kettles over the next few weeks until Christmas make all the difference for families who are having difficulty making ends meet.
From the soup lunches to a gas card to a little cash to help pay a bill or a visit to the Thrift Store, families can turn to the Salvation Army when circumstances cause a personal financial crisis throughout the year. This help often makes the difference between hope and hopelessness.
Nearly all the money raised from the Red Kettles — 92 percent — goes to help these families. With the holidays upon us, families already struggling wonder how they will put presents under the tree. The Salvation Army is there to help. We hope residents will help the Salvation Army help them by contributing to the Red Kettles.