Salvation Army looks for Bell Ringer volunteers this holiday season

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PARKERSBURG, WV (WTAP) - Salvation Armies around the Mid-Ohio Valley are gearing up for the holiday season.


The Red Kettle Campaign will kick off November 17th for both the Marietta and the Parkersburg Salvation Armies.

Both locations are looking for volunteers ringers to help those in need.

"We're looking for volunteers from churches, civic clubs, scouts, teens from church, teens from school," says Major Matthew Riley, of the Parkersburg Salvation Army.

Today in the U.S., the Salvation Army assists more than four and a half million people during the Thanksgiving and Christmas time periods.

“All the money that we collect in our kettles stays in Washington County every penny, and it all goes towards our services throughout the year,” says Captain Aaron Moore, of the Marietta Salvation Army. “This is our biggest fundraiser of the year"

The goal for Marietta is to raise $75,000 dollars this season. Parkersburg’s goal will be announced the day after Thanksgiving, at their “Kettle Kick Off,” at the Grand Central Mall.

To volunteer please contact the location you wish to give your time to:

The Salvation Army of Marietta: (740) 373-4043

The Salvation Army of Parkersburg: (304) 485-4529