The need for bellringers has never been more critical than this year. The money raised is used to fund a variety of basic human needs that for many families this year will be impossible without our help. Funds that are raised during the bellringing season are used to help people in Tippecanoe County keep the lights and heat on — and food on the table. The money also funds the Salvation Army’s family shelter.
Because the Thanksgiving holiday was later this year, there are fewer bell ringing days. As of early last week, bell ringers had collected $34,350; the year-ago figure was $55,000. From October 2012 to the end of September, the Salvation Army served 15,000 people — about 700 more than the year before. 2,942 of them were asking for help for the first time.
It’s not too late – the red kettles are located at a variety of retail locations in Lafayette and West Lafayette and at anchor stores in Tippecanoe Mall. If you can’t make it to the kettle, simply drop by our office during business hours or mail your gift to us at 1110 Union Street, Lafayette, 47905. Together we can make a difference!