Register to Ring – Give Back to Your Community with The Salvation Army Register as a Volunteer Bell Ringer Today
The Salvation Army relies on the committed and faithful service of volunteers year-round right here in Galveston County, and especially during the holiday season. This year Register to Ring, a new volunteer management program will make it easier than ever for individuals and groups to sign up to support the Red Kettle Campaign and volunteer as bell ringers.
“Register to Ring provides a simple, online sign-up option where volunteers can select the specific date, time and location they would like to ring,” said Captain Nathanael Doria, the Commanding Officer for The Salvation Army in Galveston County. “Our goal is to man as many red kettles as possible with volunteer ringers this year. Bell ringing can be a lot of fun and has become a Christmas tradition for many families and groups. I encourage everyone to visit www.RegistertoRing.com today and sign up to be a bell ringer.”
The Red Kettle Campaign is The Salvation Army’s major fundraising event of the year and all proceeds support year-round programs and emergency assistance benefitting those in need in Galveston County. One of the first organized fundraisers of its kind in the US, the Red Kettle Campaign first appeared in San Francisco in 1891, and the impact of the kettles has grown every year since.
The bell ringing season starts each November on Black Friday and runs through Christmas Eve. Volunteers can be the difference between an empty kettle and one that raises about $30 per hour – enough to provide a family with two bags of groceries or shelter an individual for a night.
“If you have never volunteered with The Salvation Army before, come and give it a try. You can volunteer for a couple of hours or for the entire day. Be part of something special by helping make a difference in the lives of so many this holiday season, and all year round,” said Captain Doria.
Please go to www.RegistertoRing.com to sign up as a bell ringer. For more information on the Red Kettle Campaign, Angel Tree or any other Salvation Army program, please call 409-939-9013 or visit us at 601 51st Street, Galveston.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.