The Season of Giving is upon us and Barrie's Salvation Army kicked off its kettle campaign last week with the hope of raising $470,000 this holiday season.
It takes more than 450 Salvation Army volunteers to man the red kettles in the city of Barrie and the Salvation Army is asking Barrie residents for help.
All of the money donated locally stays local, supporting the Bayside Mission in downtown Barrie. Salvation Army Major Doug Lewis said while most people in the city are prospering, many are not and these funds will go a long way in helping people in need.
Last year the Salvation Army helped 99 families through their "adopt a family" Christmas program, sent 45 kids to summer camp, served over 81,000 meals and provided 10,284 hostel bed days. Nearly $20,000 worth of food, clothing and practical support items were given away to those in need.
We all have a role to play in supporting the residents of Barrie. The Salvation Army has 21 kettles scattered throughout the city from November 13th to December 24th. If you would like to volunteer some time, please contact The Bayside Mission at (705)728-3737.
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