Help ‘Ring in the Season’ with the Salvation Army

News 10 phone bank helping recruit red kettle bell ringers
Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 11:01 PM EDT
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LANSING (WILX) -- Every year, Salvation Army volunteers are out ringing bells and collecting toys to help make sure area families have a happy holiday season. This year, the Salvation Army needs your help.

That’s why News 10 is holding a phone bank Wednesday, Oct. 13 to connect you with volunteer opportunities. People can volunteer by going to to view all open locations and times in our area. Financial donations can be made by clicking on the donate button at

The red kettles are the Salvation Army Lansing Capital Region’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Donations that are received during the holiday season support Salvation Army programs in the mid-Michigan area all year long. Red kettle bell ringers will be out collecting donations starting Friday, November 19 through Friday, December 24.

The Salvation Army says it has seen an increase in the need for its services in 2021. It expects that trend to continue into 2022.

Thanks to its red kettle bell ringer volunteers, the Salvation Army is able to provide support to families and individuals in need throughout the year. Salvation Army assistance programs include rent and utility payments, food pantries, community meals, child care, early education, personal needs pantry, and Pathway of Hope.

Tune in during our morning and early evening newscasts. We’ll show you how a little bit of your time can make a big difference for families in need this holiday season!

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