Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Salvation Army's 2020 Kettle campaign will be a bit different, including a virtual option

The familiar sight of the Christmas kettles may be a little less visible this holiday season, with COVID making for a challenging period for the Prince Rupert Salvation Army. 

The recent concerns over spiking levels in BC arriving just as the organization prepares to launch their 2020 fundraising program.

This year, the locations for the kettles in Prince Rupert have been pared down significantly, with a bare bones roster of those currently available to help his season.  

With that in mind, a reminder that the organization is always on the look out for volunteers to help out over the next month. 

You can contact the Salvation Army at 250-624-6180 if you can share some of your time with their efforts this year.

And while the virus may be changing how they approach their work, the need in the community may never have been greater, with more and more residents of the region making use of the support programs offered by the local Salvation Army.

This year, if you wish, you can donate to their work through the Virtual Kettle, an online project that should help in the campaign for 2020, to access the Virtual Kettle see the Salvation Army's link here.

The community goal for this season has been set for 30,000 dollars

In addition to their ongoing Food Bank program in the community, the Holiday season is also when the organization to distribute its annual Christmas Hamper program.

The registration dates for those looking to access the hampers this year just ended, with the organization providing details to those who contacted them as to when the hampers will be ready for pick up. 

A good portion of the success of the program through the years, has been through the support of the community, whether local industry and businesses, individuals or collective efforts like the recent Harley Riders travels of late September, as well as the Thanksgiving Food Drive which also took place that month.

You can keep up with the activities and programs from the Salvation Army through their Facebook page.

For more Community Notes from the Northwest see our archive here.

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