Salvation Army looking for volunteers during holiday season

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — ‘Tis the season for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign!

This is the 128th year for this national holiday tradition that kicked off in Northwest Arkansas on Monday (November 11). The money raised will be used to help local families.

“It’s a time of giving,” said Northwest Arkansas Area Commander, Joshua Robinett. “Everyone who is alive today, they don’t know Christmas without it. So I think it’s really become part of the American culture.”

The goal is to raise $420,000 and Captain Robinett said volunteer bell ringers can help bring in roughly $30 an hour.

“One hour of volunteering provides one night of shelter,” Robinett said. “One hour of volunteering can provide 30 meals to someone that might be experiencing food insecurity. Volunteers are extremely important.”

If you’re interested in volunteering, click here, call (479) 521-2151 x 103, or email blair.cook@uss.salvationarmy.org.

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