Put some change in that kettle!

Have you noticed the bell ringers outside of Wal-Mart? These people are from the Salvation Army raising money for those who need it. All you have to do is place any extra change you have from shopping in the red kettle. The Salvation Army Red Kettles have been an American tradition since 1891, helping raise financial support for critical Salvation Army programs and services year round. If you want to start your own kettle and there are no group kettles you would like to join, select “Start a personal kettle” at www.onlineredkettle.org. If, for example, a person wants to join a group kettle that their friends or employer set up, he or she also has the option to “Join an Existing Team” or “Join under a Company Kettle”.You can also see these Red Kettles outside of United in Borger and Lowes in Fritch on occasion. Local Salvation Army Director Kristin McGee said the kettles were put out on Black Friday and will stay there all the way through Christmas Eve. This year’s goal is to raise $15,000 and with the help of the local communities, the Salvation Army has reached 7,500. Volunteers for this year’s program are still needed.“We are always looking for bell ringers,” McGee said. To become a bell ringer or for more information, call McGee at 273-2491.