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Time to help out your neighbors

By Janis P. Hunter • Updated Nov 22, 2017 at 8:46 AM

The Salvation Army-Greenwich Service Unit is in search of partners to assist us in our Red Kettle Campaign this year. Our goal is to collect $10,000. The economy continues to affect many more individuals and families, especially during the Christmas season. Remember, funds raised from our drive stay in the Greenwich, North Fairfield and New Haven communities to help our local families in times of need.

We will be kicking off our campaign today and wrapping up on New Year’s Eve. Your friends, neighbors and co-workers from local churches and the community at large will be ringing the bell on from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays in Greenwich at the Dollar General and during the annual downtown Greenwich Christmas Parade. Student groups who are supplying bell ringers on Saturdays during the same hours include the South Central Student Council, SADD, FFA and National Honor Society, as well as the local Boy Scouts. As a special holiday treat, the Trojan Band will perform during their collection hours.

Also, for your added convenience, small kettles will be available in Greenwich at Buck’s Hardware, Old Village Hardware, the Iron Skillet, Mickey Mart, Greenwich Beverage Center and the library, as well as in North Fairfield at the Country Counter Market and the library. The New Haven Friendship Food Store will see both bell ringers on select weekends and a small kettle located inside the facility.

Again, all funds donated to the kettles in New Haven, North Fairfield and Greenwich go toward the annual budget for our service area only.

We do welcome checks from individuals, organizations or businesses made out to The Salvation Army-Greenwich Unit. Checks may be placed in the kettle or sent to us at 4130 Edwards Road, Greenwich, Ohio 44837. Your contributions are tax-deductible.

For questions or to volunteer as a bell ringer, contact Roger Blair, Kettle Campaign coordinator, at 419-752-0323.

You also may leave a message at 419-752-2769, and one of our volunteers will get back to you as soon as possible.

God bless you for your gifts of love and compassion.

Janis P. Hunter is local commander of The Salvation Army-Greenwich Service Unit.

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