The Salvation Army of Parke County will kick off the annual Red Kettle Campaign beginning November 21, and will continue through December 24. Volunteers are needed to ring the bell at the IGA in Rockville. Businesses, churches, community organizations, school groups, individuals and families who want to make a difference in Parke County are encouraged to ring the bell. Ringers are asked to commit to ringing for one or two hours.
The money raised in Parke County remains in the county and will be used to assist those in need in the community throughout 2023. Services offered by the Salvation Army of Parke County include assistance for food, clothing, utilities, medication, rent and disaster relief as well as other crisis-related needs. In the past the Salvation Army of Parke County has participated in the Tools for Schools program which provides school supplies for students needing assistance and Community Cares, a nursing home program. The Salvation Army also provides opportunities for students not having an opportunity to attend camp a chance to attend Hidden Fall Camp in Bedford each summer. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation and domestic violence assistance are also available.
For the full article, see this week’s edition of the Parke County Sentinel.