The Salvation Army’s 2021 Kettle Campaign is seeking volunteers to help it meet its goal of raising $66,000. Because of pandemic concerns, some of its regular volunteers aren’t hosting kettles this year.
“Covid regulations and pandemic concerns continue to put extra strain on individuals and families in our community who are vulnerable. Many people have had to turn to us for help for the first time. Throughout it all we have experienced amazing community support and encouragement. We continue to provide take home lunches twice a week, daily bread and produce distribution, monthly food hampers and food delivery for people who are higher risk,” said a Nov. 12 press release.
The organization is looking for individuals, groups and businesses to sign up to host shifts at one of seven kettle locations, donating to or sponsoring the campaign and setting up specialty kettles at business Christmas parties. (For more information visit sunshinecoastsa.ca/kettles or call Darrell at 604-740-7331.)
The Salvation Army Sunshine Coast Ministries have served more than 15,000 hot meals, provided more than 1,000 food hampers and served more than 400 people over this past year, said the release.