ENID, Oklahoma. – Enid’s Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to ring the bells for its Red Kettle campaign.
The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers from November 15 to Christmas Eve, although Captain David Brittle said the campaign could start sooner if there are enough temporary and seasonal staff hired and registered volunteers. There are 12 confirmed locations of ringing red kettles in Enid.
“We’re going to need a few volunteers – quite a few ringers,” Brittle said.
This year’s fundraising goal is $ 80,000. Brittle said every dollar stays here at Enid and supports the services and programs provided throughout the year.
For every dollar donated, Brittle said 18 cents goes to administrative costs and the cost of having campaign workers, and 82 cents goes to direct aid.
This is the Salvation Army’s largest fundraiser each year, and Brittle said campaign funds are helping the organization through its calendar year, which begins October 1.
“This is our big event to help us run our social service office and our homeless shelter, which operates 365 days a year,” Brittle said. “It helps us with the food we serve every evening from Monday to Sunday, 365 days a year. That’s where most of our money comes from, our Red Kettle campaign. This is why it is important.
To volunteer for the Red Kettle to Ring the Bell Campaign, visit https://registertoring.com or call The Salvation Army at (580) 237-1910. Volunteers can register to ring individually, in groups or as virtual ringers.
Brittle said Enid is a good community when it comes to helping others, adding that donating to The Salvation Army is a great way to help those in need.
“Ringing bells, or even throughout the year, just supporting the Salvation Army, even with donations for the thrift store – everything goes and stays in this community to help this community,” Brittle said.