The work of bell ringers over the next six weeks will go a long way in determining how much help the Salvation Army can give over the following 12 months. Voucher writers like Matt Joski meet with families and individuals throughout the year to discuss the struggles they are facing and the help they need. Last year, bell ringers raised over $20,000 for their efforts. With the impact the pandemic has had on local communities, Joski is already expecting an increase in the number of families in need of assistance.
The national Salvation Army organization is expecting to need resources to serve up to 155% more people this year with Christmas assistance due to the impact of COVID-19. Salvation Army chapters in Door and Kewaunee counties are looking for volunteers to take on this year’s bell ringing task this year.