Salvation Army Sets $24,000 Bellringer Goal

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Published on October 17 2013 8:12 pm
Last Updated on October 17 2013 9:09 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The Effingham County Salvation Army Board Thursday set a goal of $24,000 for this season's Bellringer campaign.

The campaign goal is slightly higher than the amount raised in 2012.  Board members set the goal taking into account that all of the funding raised last year has been spent this year.

Salvation Army provides help with immediate needs; it's not an ongoing source of revenue.  Those needs include utilities, food, lodging, rent, transportation and fuel.  Utilities was the item where the majority of revenues were concentrated during the past year.

Board members established the Bellringer Campaign dates.  The ringing will begin Wednesday, November 27, the day before Thanksgiving, and will continue on the following three Fridays and Saturdays, December 6-7, December 13-14, and December 20-21.  Monday and Tuesday, December 23-24 are possible bellringing dates if there is sufficient interest by volunteers who would like to help ring.  Bellringing will be scheduled from 10am to 6pm.  Typically, bellringing volunteers take two-hour shifts.

Salvation Army collection sites this year will include Rural King, K-Mart, Martin's IGA+, and the middle and south entrances to Walmart.

If you'd like to ring and want to volunteer, contact John Schimmelpfenning and Alan Davis for Rural King, Greg Sapp and Bob Ward for K-Mart, Kyndy Schafer, Stan Kirchhofer and Bob Fergus for Martin's IGA+, and Drew Holloway and Ron Walls or David McConnell and Rosemary Percival for Walmart.