Local Scouts To Ring Bells At Cleveland Salvation Army Red Kettles On Dec. 15
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Scouts from local Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops from the Cherokee Area Council’s Ocoee District will serve as bell ringers at several of Cleveland’s Salvation Army kettle locations on Saturday, Dec. 15. The “Ocoee District Kettle Day” has been organized by District volunteers in conjunction with the Cleveland Corps of the Salvation Army. Scouts hope to raise more than $6,000 in donations for use by the local Corps.
Cleveland area Scouts will solicit donations to the familiar red kettles at both the north and south Walmart locations, the north and south Food City locations, Cooke’s Food Store, Hobby Lobby, Fresh-N-Low, JCPenney and the Bradley Square Mall entrance near Stadium BBQ.
Cub Scout packs that will participate include Pack 3075, Pack 3477, Pack 3136, Pack 3044 and Pack 3217. Boy Scout troops include Troop 10, Troop 75 and Troop 44. Scout bell ringers will be at kettle locations from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. on the Dec. 15. The Ocoee District Kettle Day project will result in more than 300 hours of service for the Scouts.
“We are excited for the Scouts from the Ocoee District to have this opportunity to partner with the Salvation Army and give back to the Bradley County community. Community service, especially during the holiday season, is a valuable life lesson for our Scouts. We hope the community will embrace this opportunity to open their hearts and give generously,” said Brent Baker, Ocoee district executive for the Cherokee Area Council.
2018 marks the Salvation Army’s 128th Red Kettle Campaign, which typically begins on Thanksgiving Day and runs through Christmas. The Salvation Army hopes to raise $1,500,000 nationwide with the help of more than 25,000 volunteers. The Salvation Army relies on the money raised through the Red Kettle campaign to provide Christmas to local families in need and to safeguard the wellbeing of the community through year-round programming and social services. The Red Kettle Campaign is the nation’s largest and longest running fundraiser of its kind.