Sunday, 19 November, 2017

Salvation Army launches campaign

Bell ringers needed for holiday season The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga To Officially Kick-off Christmas 2017 This Friday
Terence Owen | 11 November, 2017, 02:31

Officials with the Salvation Army said the group didn't reach its goal past year and is in desperate need of funds.

The Salvation Army of Knoxville's Area Commander, Major David Worthy emphasizes the importance of the campaign.

Officials at the Salvation Army say they are always looking for volunteers.

Olympic hurdler and bobsledder Lolo Jones is fighting to keep families safe and warm this Christmas with a fundraiser dedicated to sheltering the homeless.

The family recipients have been carefully screened and selected by the Salvation Army.

Top Catalan lawmaker makes bail, cleared to get out of jail
Spain's Supreme Court says a judge has ordered the release of Catalan parliament speaker after bail has been posted. A source said Forcadell arrived at the Alcala Meco prison near Madrid after midnight (2300 GMT on Thursday).

Bob and Julie Dobski are this year's campaign chairmen. Mayor Dennis Tyler will share a challenge to the community and put the ceremonial first dollar into a Red Kettle. "We're about meeting the needs of people in our community in Jesus' name and that's what Christmas is about". "It breaks my heart as a father, so I hope to effect change through my partnership with The Salvation Army".

The money raised is not only used to provide Christmas assistance.

"We anticipate similar numbers this year", he said. Kettles are scheduled to be up 10 a.m.to 8 p.m. "You could volunteer for two-hour slot on your own, or gather a group of friends to adopt a kettle spot for a full day".

"People should give because they have an opportunity to give to something that truly can make a difference in our community", said Williams.

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