Time Is Running Out To Help Others in Need This Christmas

BARRIE, ON, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - With more people coming to its doors in need of assistance this Christmas, The Salvation Army is in need of getting its Christmas Kettles filled. In the Simcoe, Parry Sound and Muskoka Regions, Salvation Army Bell-Ringers are waiting for your donation.

"The need is up, time is running out, and Christmas is almost here," says Jeffrey Robertson, spokesperson for The Salvation Army. "It's incredible to see the need for Christmas assistance."

With only a week to go before the Kettles are tucked away for another year, the North Region of The Salvation Army has a long way to go to meet its targets. "As of today, we still have over $400,000 to raise in this region", says Robertson, "but I know that the people in this region are wonderful and generous....I am confident that we will find a way."

Money raised at Christmas supports the local work of The Salvation Army year round, providing food, clothing, housing, counseling, and other practical services.

Volunteers are needed to stand at a kettle. If you can help by volunteering your time or can make a financial gift, please contact your local Salvation Army office or visit www.SalvationArmy.ca for further information.

About The Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army is an international faith-based organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest nongovernmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and everyday in 400 communities across Canada and 118 countries around the world. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.

News releases, articles and updated information can be found at www.SalvationArmy.ca

SOURCE The Salvation Army - Ontario Central Division

For further information: For further information: Jeffrey Robertson, Spokesperson, Ontario Central East Division (North Region), Mobile: (416) 460-4441, jeff_robertson@can.salvationarmy.org, Jeffrey P Robertson, Area Director for Public Relations and Development, Ontario North Region, Public Relations and Development Department, Ontario Central-East Division; The Salvation Army, 1645 Warden Ave, Toronto, ON, M1R 5B3, Phone: (416) 321-2654, Direct: (416) 646-4118, Fax: (416) 321-6479, Cell: (416) 460-4441, Email: Jeff_Robertson@can.SalvationArmy.org, www.SalvationArmy.ca

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