Kettle bell volunteers needed

Local News

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The Salvation Army’s kettle drive is in need of volunteers. People from around the county in Rantoul, St.Joe, Mahomet, Savoy or CU could help.

It’s the largest drive for the organization, bringing in about 28% of its annual budget. If only one person covered a two hour shift, 7,300 volunteers would be needed.

“It’s a great way for people to participate, not only as individuals, but as families. For instance, we have folks that bring their children to the kettle. It gives them chance to see what it’s like in a simple way to be giving back,” says Major Tom McDowell.  

The goal is to reach $520,000 to keep the program running throughout the year. 

For more information, call (217) 373 – 7832 or click here

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