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November 13, 2012

Again, the sounds of bells

It’s the unofficial start of the Holiday Season

ATHENS — Wanted: Someone who likes to work outdoors, meet new people, spread holiday cheer and help needy families in Henderson County.  Must be willing to stand for something. No experience necessary, but bell-ringing a plus.

Would you be willing to fill the shoes of a Salvation Army bell ringer, those men, women and children standing beside big red kettles outside stores, and collecting donations for those in need in Henderson County?

Every cent collected in the Red Kettle Campaign goes to assist families in need in Henderson County.  None of the funds put into the kettle goes to administrative fees. It all goes straight back into Henderson County for assistance.

Last year, the Salvation Army Service Unit spent $20,738.44 for direct assistance to families in need. Kim Hodges at First State Bank coordinates all the funds that come into the account, and all the funds that are expended from the account. The Board also governs the funds, and how they are dispensed.

Serving on the Athens Service Center board are: Police Chief Buddy Hill as President; First State Bank President Jess Laird as Chairman; and Leslie Saunders, Executive Director of the Henderson County HELP Center as Secretary.

“Local Kiwanis, Rotary, church and 4-H groups like to challenge each other to see who can come up with the “fattest” kettle during their shifts,”  Saunders said.

Saunders also stated, “The Salvation Army works closely with the United Way HELP Line, which screens the families and their needs for assistance. “

Anyone with a need may come to the Henderson County HELP Center at 309 Royal St. in Athens to apply for assistance through the United Way HELP Line. All applicants are screened to determine the level of need.

For those interested in volunteering to “Ring the Bell” for this year’s Kettle Duty, please contact the Henderson County HELP Center at 903-675-4357.

 

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