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Kettle Campaign recruiting local bell ringers

| November 24, 2022 12:00 AM

The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign, which begins Nov. 30 and continues through Dec. 18, is looking for volunteers to ring the bell and collect donations during two-hour shifts at several Mission Valley locations.

“We are struggling to get volunteers this year and the needs have doubled,” says Jennifer Rolfsness, executive director of Helping Hands.

Members of churches and local organizations are encouraged to sign up for a day or two at a time, and are asked to provide a contact person who will handle scheduling for their group.

Volunteers are needed to ring the bell at the following locations: Walmart, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday; Super One in Polson, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Ronan Harvest Foods, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Pablo Family Foods, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and Rod’s Market in St. Ignatius, noon-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Ninety percent of the money raised during the annual Kettle Campaign goes directly to the Helping Hands Fund, Safe Harbor, the Lake County Sheriff Department, and local police departments to assist clients with food, clothing, temporary lodging, transportation, utilities, and personal care supplies.

To lend a hand contact one of the Kettle Campaign coordinators: Nancy Hines, coordinator for Polson, Pablo and Ronan, 406-270-5423; Tobiann Agliano,; Gretchen Schnitzer, St. Ignatius coordinator, 858-354-8615; or Jennifer Rolfsness of Helping Hands, 406-883-8256.

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