The Salvation Army is still in need of the community’s help to ring the bell at one of its 70 Christmas kettle locations across Canadian, Cleveland and Oklahoma counties.

As of today, not all locations are being staffed which means The Salvation Army’s largest public fundraiser is not reaching its full capacity.

“We are extremely thankful to those who continue to volunteer to bell ring,” said Major Charles Powell, Area Commander of The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma. “The number of volunteers has dropped some but the need is still there. Our kettles will be out through Christmas Eve. What many may not know is that all monies donated to our kettles help fund, not only Christmas, but also our emergency shelter, feeding programs, emergency financial assistance and more.”

Volunteers can sign up for a day, location and shift of their choice through Anyone with questions can contact Liz Banks, volunteer coordinator, at 405-246-1107.

“This easy-to-use platform gives individuals the power to schedule their own shifts alongside friends and family, as well as making a gift online,” said Powell. “Volunteers continue to show us the power of giving back with their time and talent and we could not do everything we do without their help.”

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