It will be just a few short weeks before you will be greeted throughout Door and Kewaunee counties by the sounds of bells ringing in the name of a great cause. The red kettles of the Salvation Army will be placed throughout the region Thanksgiving Day weekend for donations through Christmas Eve. Red kettles across the country collect millions of dollars each year. More money is being donated at sites where volunteers are ringing bells, singing Christmas carols, or just being welcoming toward guests. John Ortlieb is in charge of coordinating bell ringers for Kewaunee County’s efforts in Algoma. He says it is essential to have volunteers at the red kettles so the organization can serve more residents in need.
With several mini-kettles distributed throughout the community, Door and Kewaunee counties each have five main kettle sites where bell ringers would be appreciated. You can register to volunteer by following this link or contacting your local Salvation Army representative.