Many know The Salvation Army best for the bells ringing at the Red Kettle during the holidays, but few realize the money raised during this time funds their programs throughout the year. The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign accounts for 82% of the entire operations budget.
Those programs includes a warm bed, a warm shower, and good nutritious meals along with life enrichment services for our homeless residents, assistance with a rent or mortgage payment to prevent homelessness, assistance with utilities, food, medical prescriptions and other essential daily needs. Without this help, some Tampa residents would have to go without. It is the goal of Salvation Army to be diligent in keeping costs down. One way we do this is by recruiting volunteers to help raise funds by ringing the bell.
We have opportunities available and would be grateful, if you would help. You can sign up as an individual, a club, a church group, or start a new tradition—sign up as a family and ring together.
Bell Ringer Opportunities:
Saturday, Nov. 11, – Saturday, Dec. 23,
10 a.m. — 8 p.m., excluding Sundays.
Shifts are available throughout Hillsborough County: from North Tampa all the way to South County Ruskin area, and from Oldsmar to Plant City.
Salvation Army partners with some of your favorite stores like Wal-Mart, Publix, Sam’s Club, Bass Pro Shop, Winn-Dixie, Walgreens, and Big Lots. Please consider giving the gift of your time this Season.