Letter to the Editor: Red Kettle volunteers needed

To the Editor:

Yes, Morrison County Salvation Army’s  Chapter (MCSAC) is active and working in Morrison County. The sight of the Army’s Red Kettles and the sound of bells remind us to be thankful for what we have and think of others less fortunate. Sometimes we see the needs and homeless in large cities, not realizing our needs and that the MCSAC is hard at work in our own communities.

As cuts and layoffs take a toll — particularly on the rural poor — the MCSAC will be asking for  our local community’s support, through the Christmas Red Kettle Campaign. Our local MCSAC puts Red Kettle funds to work — right here — all year long. Providing help with such services as utilities, rent assistance, medications and car repairs, for Morrison County residents. We expect a great demand for services again this year, and we’ll need your support more than ever.

By donating to the Red Kettles at Walmart, by offering your time to bell ring, or by dropping some money into our red counter kettles, it will mean a renewed chance for many Morrison County residents.

To volunteer, call this number, (320) 360-5913. Thank you for your continuing support. — Betsy Tepley, MCSAC Volunteer Board, Little Falls