Salvation Army's Gateway of Hope is seeking volunteers to help collect donations in the Langley kettle campaign.

Salvation Army's Gateway of Hope is seeking volunteers to help collect donations in the Langley kettle campaign.

VIDEO: Bell ringers needed for Langley kettle campaign

The Kettle Campaign starts today in Langley for the Salvation Army.




With the annual Kettle Campaign starting in Langley on Nov. 17, the local Salvation Army is asking for volunteers to come out and help ring the bells for the annual Kettle Campaign.

“This goes directly to our family services program,” said Michelle Puffer, the shelter’s manager of business administration.

Family services includes a daily meal that feeds 180 people, back to school backpacks full of supplies, Christmas hampers, cooking training, income tax preparation help, and sending local kids to camp, among other projects.

The campaign has 3,000 shifts to fill over the five weeks of the campaign.

One kettle in one location can take in an average donation of $500. That will be needed to reach this year’s goal of $230,000.

It is the largest fundraiser for the family program, said Puffer.

Right now fewer than 100 people are signed up, and more volunteers, including individuals, groups from businesses, or carollers are all welcome, Puffer said.

To volunteer, visit gatewayofhope.ca/volunteer-opportunities or the shelter itself during weekday working hours.

 

Langley Advance