Want to be a bell ringer? Bay City Salvation Army launches kettle campaign with open house

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BAY CITY, MI – It’s something that is as synonymous with holidays as garlands and lights – soon, the familiar ringing of bells will be heard by storefronts across the region. The Salvation Army bell ringers will be setting up their red kettles to receive donations during the holiday season.

The Bay City Salvation Army will be hosting a Christmas Open House on Monday, October 18 from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at the Salvation Army facility at 401 10th Street in Bay City.

The open house will allow new volunteers to learn about ringing bells and other volunteer opportunities locally through the Salvation Army, while engaging current volunteers and community groups to organize to participate in the upcoming Red Kettle campaign.

A trophy will also be presented at 5:30 p.m. to the group that raised the most money during the 2020 campaign.

According to the Salvation Army, the bell ringers and kettles will be available from early November until Christmas Eve and the organization relies on the money collected from the kettles to serve more than 25 million people in need each year.

More information on volunteering as a bell ringer can be found here online. According to the Salvation Army, most shifts last two hours.

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