Support for Kettle Campaign helps all year longIf you’ve been out in Jamestown you’ve heard the bells ringing and with good reason: It’s the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Salvation Army and every little bit helps.
By: Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
If you’ve been out in Jamestown you’ve heard the bells ringing and with good reason: It’s the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Salvation Army and every little bit helps.
This year’s Kettle Campaign goal is $146,000, up $28,000 from last year, because the need is growing in this community.
More people are using the food pantry, more people need rental or bill assistance, and more people are becoming stranded in Jamestown and need help getting back on the road.
This and more is what the Salvation Army does year round.
Every loose dollar or fistful of pocket change comes together at the end of the campaign and provides help for people here.
While the North Dakota economy is booming, many people down on their luck come to this state to find housing woes and end up traveling through Jamestown in search of something better.
Some people here just can’t make ends meet and work multiple jobs but still rely on food or bill pay assistance.
Many times the first place a person goes when he or she needs help is the Salvation Army.
A donation to the Kettle Campaign ensures your dollars stay local and helps those truly in need.
We understand the holidays can be a tough time financially on many families. So if unable to donate money to help, donate your time.
Bell ringers are always needed and even an extra hour here or there can make a difference.
An hour spent ringing the bell or a few spare dollars may not seem like it would have a significant impact but it would if everyone contributed.
Support the Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign in whatever way you can. It will make a difference year round.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)