The Salvation Army of Salisbury kicked off its annual Red Kettle Campaign on Wednesday with festivities at the Wicomico Civic Center.
The event was an occasion to honor bell ringers from categories of individuals, business and civic groups who helped raise funds during the 2020 campaign.
The 2021 Red Kettle’s chair people include Jim Perdue of Perdue Farms; state Sen. Mary Beth Carozza, WBOC-TV anchorman Steve Hammond, Wicomico Sheriff Mike Lewis, and Salisbury Corps Officers Capt. Matthew and Maj. Cristina Trantham.
“With the Covid-19 pandemic still among us, the Salvation Army is preparing for continued increases of requests for services this holiday season,” said Trantham.
“With funds raised through the Red Kettle Campaign, the Salvation Army will continue to provide help and hope to individuals and families in need,” he said.
The Salvation Army relies on the money raised through the Red Kettle Campaign to provide Christmas to local families in need and to safeguard the well-being of those in need in our community through year-round programming and social services.
The red kettles will be at 24 locations around the community until Dec. 24, when the campaign ends. Anyone interested in volunteering to ring bells during this time should contact the Red Kettle office at 410-749-RING. For more information or to donate to the Red Kettle Campaign call 410-749-7771 ext. 100.