Hibbing Salvation Army in Need of Help for Holidays

Salvation Army on Iron Range in Need of Bell Ringers

With a total of 1,500 hours of bell ringing available now through Christmas Eve at Super One Foods, Walgreens, Walmart, and L & M Supply, the Hibbing Salvation Army has so far filled only 155 hours.

“We need help to fill the remaining 1,300 hours of ringing still available,” said Captain Mitch Brecto, Hibbing Salvation Army administrator. “Volunteer bell ringers are critical to our fundraising efforts during our Christmas Campaign. Without more ringers, it’s possible we may have to cut back on our meal programs or housing assistance.”

Bell ringers raise an average of $30 per hour for Hibbing Salvation Army programs.

Kettles with nobody to ring raise dramatically less.

“Our Christmas Campaign is the key to the rest of our year’s fundraising success,” Brecto said. “This is our greatest fundraising effort and we need your help today.”

You can register to ring online at SalvationArmyNorth.org or by calling 218-263-5096.

Shifts are two hours.

Businesses, churches and other organizations are encouraged to provide enough ringers to staff a kettle for an entire day.

The Christmas Campaign goal of the Hibbing Salvation Army is $142,000, with more than $50,000 of the goal expected to be raised in kettles.

“Thank you for supporting the Hibbing Salvation Army,” Brecto said. “We look forward to serving our great community in 2016.”

The Salvation Army Northern Division serves more than 481,000 people a year through its local centers of operation.

Annually it serves 992,000 hot meals and provides 450,000 nights of shelter.

More than 80,500 local volunteers help The Salvation Army provide these and other services, from child daycare to senior housing.

Learn more about Salvation Army volunteer opportunities or make an online donation. 

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