According to The Salvation Army Of North Texas Area Commander Bethany Hawks,
“This holiday season, The Salvation Army of North Texas wishes for volunteers from our community. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen an exponential increase in the demand for our services. Also due to the pandemic, we have understandably seen a decline in volunteers. Each holiday season, we depend on thousands of volunteers to help us provide Christmas assistance to families, as well as to ring bells at our iconic Red Kettles.
“While things certainly look different this year, we still have a great need for volunteers. We have safe, contactless, socially distanced volunteer opportunities for those that wish to serve at a Red Kettle. The gift of your time enables The Salvation Army to raise funds at the Red Kettle that are used throughout the year to provide much-needed services to those experiencing poverty, homelessness, or addiction in North Texas.
“We also have opportunities for those that wish to help with our Angel Tree program, which provides Christmas assistance to tens of thousands of families in our five-county service area. Angel Tree volunteer opportunities also have strict COVID-19 protocols to keep everyone safe. By supporting this program you are helping The Salvation Army ensure that the families we serve don’t have to choose between paying rent or buying Christmas gifts for their children.
“To sign up to volunteer for the Red Kettle Campaign, visit registertoring.com. You can choose a time and location most convenient for you. If you would like to help, but are not comfortable getting out and about, you can ring bells virtually at virtualredkettlentx.org.
“If you’d like to volunteer to support The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, please visit our website at salvationarmynorthtexas.org to learn more.”
* Graphic/photo provided by The Salvation Army Of North Texas