Salvation Army seeks volunteers for 2017 Red Kettle Effort

The Salvation Army is looking for an army of volunteers for the 2017 Red Kettle Effort, which will take place Nov. 10 through Dec. 23.

The Red Kettle Effort is The Salvation Army’s main source of income that determines the assistance provided in Northern Chautauqua County. The funds raised allow The Salvation Army to provide assistance through the food pantry, after-school program, Christmas assistance program, Project Bundle-Them-Up, community carnival and various other programs and opportunities.

The Salvation Army needs an army of Bell Ringers to cover 2,850 hours of Bell Ringing for the 2017 Red Kettle Effort. These hours can be filled with individuals, sports teams, school clubs, social clubs, fitness centers, group of co-workers or even a family. Bell Ringer’s volunteer their time by managing a kettle (money collection bucket) for an hour or more at one of the nine various locations across Northern Chautauqua County.

The 2017 Red Kettle Effort will run Friday, Nov. 10 through Saturday, Dec. 23 at Sur-Fine in Cassadaga and Tops Friendly Markets in Silver Creek, Westfield and Dunkirk; Nov. 24 through Dec. 23 the Red Kettle Effort will expand to locations at Fredonia Walmart, Dunkirk Big Lots and Dunkirk P&G.

Individuals, groups, or organizations looking to be Bell Ringers can sign up at or by calling Lieutenant Samantha at 366-3701.