VIDEO Salvation Army bell ringing video and FAQs
In BIG BEAR VALLEY
Left to right: Bell Ringer Ike Jones
Captain Emily Jones, and Kelly Cochrane
Army at Pine Summit of Big Bear Lake is highlighting the Holiday Season and reminding shoppers of a familiar tradition of sharing
and giving. Salvation Army Bell Ringers
are present at various locations where shoppers can take the opportunity to
contribute and participate with the organization’s program of helping others with
utility assistance, emergency lodging, food boxes and other various types of
Salvation Army Captain Emily Jones comments, “We need volunteers to
stand with the kettles and ring the bell! We have some limited paid positions
as well! Our goal this year is $6,000; …if we exceed, we can assist even
more people throughout the year!
everyone in Big Bear Valley gave only .50 cents, we would meet our goal! Obviously,
if everyone gave a dollar, we would double our goal! Donations stay local and
allow us to help with utility assistance, emergency lodging, food boxes and
other various types of assistance.”
The UPS Store in the Village has a permanent kettle located in their
store. There are Salvation Army Kettles
on various days and times at locations in the Village of Big Bear Lake, such as
Copper Q, Big Bear Lake Post Office, as well as the CVS, Kmart, , Vons and Stater Bros!
there are Kettle Sponsors willing to support the Holiday program of giving. Each
Kettle requires $500 to be set-up and manned with a Bell Ringer. The donation pays
a Bell Ringer for 4 hours per day, 4 days per week.
Salvation Army Kettle Sponsors will have their business
logo displayed on the kettle!
Donations can be mailed to the Salvation Army at Pine
Summit of Big Bear Lake. Address to: Captain Emily Jones, Post Office Box 1989-176, Big Bear
Lake, CA 92315.
The bell ringing season starts each
November and runs through Christmas Eve,
when the red kettles are packed away
for the season.
Volunteers are the difference
between an empty kettle and one
that raises about $30 per hour
– enough to provide a family with
two bags of groceries, or shelter an
individual for a night.
Who can bell ring?
Anyone, want to learn
what bell ringing is all about?