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Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign serving great need in the community


TRURO – It’s almost time again for The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign to commence.

The annual program is a fundraiser for those in need in the community as well as for The Salvation Army’s upcoming year.

Salvation Army officers Daniel and Bhreagh Rowe said many people in the community don’t realize funds raised from the campaign have to last until next fall. It will help give assistance to those in need at Christmas, help with the operation’s food bank, provide for community meals and special events and much more.

“People don’t see the full gamut of what we do here. For a small town Truro has a lot of need,” Bhreagh said, adding The Salvation Army is preparing to give out 100 food boxes and toys for 400 children this Christmas.

“I think sometimes we don’t want to believe there’s a big need, but there is,” said Daniel.

The Rowes said about $64,000 was raised by the kettle campaign last fall and the goal this year is $67,000. There will be six kettles throughout Truro – at the Truro Mall, Nova Scotia Liquor Commission beside the Atlantic Superstore, Wal-Mart, MacQuarries Pharmasave and both Sobeys – beginning Nov. 24. Donations will be accepted between noon and 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday until Dec. 24 at noon.

And the kettle campaign needs more volunteers to fill the demand. About 100 volunteers have signed up to assist for two-hour shifts and about 100 more people are required to fill the gaps. People can lend a helping hand by calling The

Salvation Army at 893-3042.

Another aspect the Rowes enjoy is when adults encourage children to make a donation, even a small one.

“When parents give money to kids to put in (the kettle) it’s so important (because it) teaches the next generation that spirit of joy and giving,” said Daniel.

Stacey Harvey is excited to be a volunteer, along with her daughter, for the first time.

“I like people and I try to do anything to help,” Harvey said. “There are a lot of people who need help. I actually had people stop me on the street (recently) asking if there’s a shelter here.”

The Rowes and Harvey remind people that a $5 donation to the cause can also be made this year by texting HOPE6025 to 45678.

 

mchiasson@trurodaily.com

Twitter: tdnMonique

 

In Brief

Who: Truro Salvation Army

What: Annual Red Kettle Campaign

Where: Truro Mall, Nova Scotia Liquor Commission beside the Atlantic Superstore, Wal-Mart, MacQuarries Pharmasave and Sobeys, Robie and Prince street locations.

When: Beginning Nov. 24., donations will be accepted between noon and 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday until Dec. 24 at noon.

Goal: $67,000

Other: More volunteers are needed. To lend a helping hand call Salvation Army at 893-3042.

 

The annual program is a fundraiser for those in need in the community as well as for The Salvation Army’s upcoming year.

Salvation Army officers Daniel and Bhreagh Rowe said many people in the community don’t realize funds raised from the campaign have to last until next fall. It will help give assistance to those in need at Christmas, help with the operation’s food bank, provide for community meals and special events and much more.

“People don’t see the full gamut of what we do here. For a small town Truro has a lot of need,” Bhreagh said, adding The Salvation Army is preparing to give out 100 food boxes and toys for 400 children this Christmas.

“I think sometimes we don’t want to believe there’s a big need, but there is,” said Daniel.

The Rowes said about $64,000 was raised by the kettle campaign last fall and the goal this year is $67,000. There will be six kettles throughout Truro – at the Truro Mall, Nova Scotia Liquor Commission beside the Atlantic Superstore, Wal-Mart, MacQuarries Pharmasave and both Sobeys – beginning Nov. 24. Donations will be accepted between noon and 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday until Dec. 24 at noon.

And the kettle campaign needs more volunteers to fill the demand. About 100 volunteers have signed up to assist for two-hour shifts and about 100 more people are required to fill the gaps. People can lend a helping hand by calling The

Salvation Army at 893-3042.

Another aspect the Rowes enjoy is when adults encourage children to make a donation, even a small one.

“When parents give money to kids to put in (the kettle) it’s so important (because it) teaches the next generation that spirit of joy and giving,” said Daniel.

Stacey Harvey is excited to be a volunteer, along with her daughter, for the first time.

“I like people and I try to do anything to help,” Harvey said. “There are a lot of people who need help. I actually had people stop me on the street (recently) asking if there’s a shelter here.”

The Rowes and Harvey remind people that a $5 donation to the cause can also be made this year by texting HOPE6025 to 45678.

 

mchiasson@trurodaily.com

Twitter: tdnMonique

 

In Brief

Who: Truro Salvation Army

What: Annual Red Kettle Campaign

Where: Truro Mall, Nova Scotia Liquor Commission beside the Atlantic Superstore, Wal-Mart, MacQuarries Pharmasave and Sobeys, Robie and Prince street locations.

When: Beginning Nov. 24., donations will be accepted between noon and 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday until Dec. 24 at noon.

Goal: $67,000

Other: More volunteers are needed. To lend a helping hand call Salvation Army at 893-3042.

 

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