Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign in need of volunteers

Salvation Army Kettle Campaign volunteer Beverly Busch stands beside a kettle at Andrew and Emily's No Frills on Friday. COVID-19 has negatively impacted the Salvation Army's volunteer base. (Jason Parks/Gazette Staff)

Calling all would-be Salvation Army Kettle Campaign volunteers!

COVID-19 has impacted many events, activities and annual rites of passage in Prince Edward County and this is true for the Picton chapter of the Salvation Army’s 2020 Christmas Kettle Campaign.

Many of the Picton church’s dedicated volunteers who faithfully stand at the kettles will not be able to help out this year due to CIVD-19 health concerns and the Salvation Army Picton Community Church is seeking volunteers to stand at the Christmas kettles to help raise money for local families in need of assistance.

The Salvation Army Picton offers full food bank services, toys and food hampers at Christmas, emergency shelter, and a variety of community and youth programs.

Community support makes it possible for The Salvation Army to continue to provide many essential services during these challenging and unprecedented times. It brings hope and peace of mind to local families in knowing they can depend on The Salvation Army during difficult and uncertain circumstances.

All donations remain within Prince Edward County.

The 2020 Christmas Kettle Campaign runs from Friday, November 13th until Thursday, December 24th.

Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Shifts are scheduled in two-hour time blocks.

Personal protective equipment will be supplied.

If you can help, please call The Salvation Army at 613-476-3159 to sign up.