Volunteers Needed for The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign

Oct 24, 2023

PITTSBURGH (October 24, 2023) – The Salvation Army Western Pennsylvania Division is seeking volunteers to ring bells alongside the nonprofit’s iconic Red Kettles this holiday season. Red Kettle donations ensure The Salvation Army can continue critical feeding programs, rent and utility assistance, seasonal assistance, youth empowerment and spiritual programs for families and individuals across 28 counties of Western Pennsylvania.

“The Red Kettles are a symbol of hope and compassion, and the programs they support provide essential services to our neighbors in need throughout the year,” Major Gregory Hartshorn, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army of Western Pennsylvania said. "This is the most critical time of the year for our organization. The sounds of the season will soon fill the air and registering to ring helps make a meaningful, lasting impact that will be felt well beyond the Christmas season.”

Visit RegistertoRing.com to find a shift and a location within Allegheny County. Additional volunteer opportunities can also be found on salvationarmywpa.org/volunteer or by contacting your local Salvation Army location directly. Individual volunteers can sign up for shifts as short as two hours. Group volunteers are welcome to register for an entire day and can rotate shifts throughout their time slot. Churches, service and community groups, musicians, students, individuals and families are all welcome!

Volunteers will receive a confirmation email following registration with additional details. Every dollar raised through the Red Kettle Campaign remains in the community where it was given and makes it possible for The Salvation Army to deliver life-changing programs and services throughout the year.

Donations to the Red Kettle campaign, which officially kicks off in a few short weeks, can be made virtually as well by texting the word “Kettle” to 31333. Donors can then reply with their ZIP code to ensure each donation goes directly back into the community where they reside.

Celebrating over 150 years of global service as both a church and a social service organization, The Salvation Army began in London, England in 1865. Today, it provides critical services in 132 countries worldwide. The 28-county Western Pennsylvania Division serves thousands of needy families through a wide variety of support services. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Western Pennsylvania, visit salvationarmywpa.org. The Salvation Army … doing the most good for the most people in the most need.

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