Bell Ringing

The Salvation Army's red kettles are an important part of Christmas, in keeping with the spirit of the season. For more than 100 years, The Salvation Army has been setting out stands in front of shops and stores across America. The donations collected provide dinners, clothing, and toys for our neighbors in desperate need. For many of our neighbors, it's still a struggle to pay the bills. To meet the rent. To feed their children.

You can help The Salvation Army bring hope to those in need. Every year, we need volunteers to serve as bellringers at our red kettle locations. The Red Kettle Campaign is the only annual fundraiser for The Salvation Army and volunteers help us to cut the operating costs of the program, which means more money goes to doing good in our community. Funds raised during this campaign are used to provide assistance during the holidays but also throughout the rest of the year. 87.4% of dollars collected go directly to client services!

You can help! Volunteer to help ring the bell by sigining up at our website at

Bell ringing hours vary per location and are available Monday-Saturday. You can volunteer by yourself for part of a shift, or volunteer as a group of friends and family to stand at a kettle location throughout an entire day. For more information about being a bellringer volunteer, please contact The Salvation Army in Longview at (360) 423-3990.

Your help is their hope!