The season of giving is right around the corner, and the familiar sound of bell ringing will announce the beginning of The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign. The Salvation Army kicks off this year’s Campaign Monday, Nov. 19th at 11:30 a.m. on their front lawn at 1320 SE 6th Street. Major Brian Burkett of The Topeka Salvation Army and Captain Kettle will be joining this year’s Red Kettle Chair for the event.
Bowls of chili will be served along with sandwiches and hot chocolate– free to the public.
More bellringers are needed, and they are now accepting applications until December 14th at their headquarters. All that’s required is a resume, ID and a Social Security Card.
To see what times are needed for bellringers, go to www.registertoring.com
Money collected during the campaign supports Salvation Army programs throughout the year, such as utility assistance, disaster relief and food programs, which have gotten a head start thanks to last year’s campaign.
“We help more and more folks,” said Core Officer Brian Burkett. “Monday through Friday, 4 o’clock we’re feeding anyone in town who’s hungry. Our pantry program, the numbers have went up, but we know the people of Topeka will continue to help us meet that need.”