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Kiwanis Club matches Salvation Army kettle donations on Dec. 22

Salvation Army Major Bruce MacKenzie hopes people in the Alberni Valley will continue to be generous as the annual kettle campaign wraps up this Saturday, Dec. 22 and Monday, Dec. 24. - WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON/Alberni Valley News
Salvation Army Major Bruce MacKenzie hopes people in the Alberni Valley will continue to be generous as the annual kettle campaign wraps up this Saturday, Dec. 22 and Monday, Dec. 24.
— image credit: WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON/Alberni Valley News

The Kiwanis Club is matching donations for the Salvation Army kettle campaign on Saturday Dec. 22 at four locations in the Alberni Valley: Walmart, the liquor store at Ninth Avenue and Redford Street, Fairway Market and Quality Foods. Donations are being matched up to $3,000. This is an annual event for the Kiwanis Club.

Donations are greatly needed by The Salvation Army who is noticing a greater than usual need to help those in our community this year. All monies collected are returned to the local community.

The kettle campaign is down between $17,000 and $18,000 compared to last year, Salvation Army Major Bruce MacKenzie said.

The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign runs from Nov. 30 until Dec. 24 (excluding Sundays) at six locations in the Alberni Valley: Walmart, Buy-Low Foods, Safeway, Fairway Market, the liquor store and Quality Foods. There are still vacant shifts available. Kettle shifts are generally two hours long between 10 a.m.  8 p.m. Additional volunteers are needed to collect and count kettles at the end of each day. Interested volunteers can contact John Cloke at 250-723-6913 ext 224 or Alberni.Kettles@gmail.com.

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