Local organization in need of volunteers

Local organization in need of volunteers

YUMA, Ariz. – Danny Bryant is a part the Pacesetter Homes – First Bank Yuma team.

They’ve signed up to ring bells for The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign.

Bryant says “It’s therapy for the soul. It’s just really good to come out and wish people a Merry Christmas and help people get in the holiday spirit and to see the smiles on their face when they hear the bell ring.”

Right now The Salvation Army is in desperate need of volunteer bell ringers.

Captain Randy Hartt, Yuma County Coordinator says donations increase significantly when volunteers man the kettle.

He says all the money donated stays locally in the community to fund projects year round.

Capt. Hartt says “It supports our Boys and Girls Club. It supports our soup kitchen where we feed the homeless and the working poor families. It also supports our social services so we can do utility assistance and rent assistance and so much more.”

Danny wasn’t involved in the Boys and Girls Club growing up, but says he is involved in the campaign to expand and remodel it, so volunteering is close to his heart.

He says making it a family affair and bringing the kids along makes it hard for people to resist donating.

Bryant says “when they smile and say Merry Christmas folks just can’t pass up the bell. They stop and put some money in the kettle. It’s really just engaging people and wishing them a Merry Christmas and letting them know this is the season to be jolly.”

If you would like to volunteer to become a bell ringer this holiday season call The Salvation Army at 928-287-5854.

You can also stop by their Yuma location at 600 West Catalina Drive to sign up.

The Red Kettle Campaign ends on Christmas Eve.

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