The Salvation Army does a lot of good in the Battle Creek Community, and it's crunch time for vital end-of-the-year fundraising.  The organization works their magic all year long on the donations they get during the holiday season.  Salvation Army Major Kevin Van Zee appeared on the 95.3 WBCK Morning Show with Tim Collins.   He says they're always looking for bell ringers, and donations are down a bit this season.   "It may be that fewer people have been out and about", but we sure could use some bell ringers for the final week before Christmas."  Van Zee says they have a new on-line system to volunteer, but people can still just call them to schedule a time.   

How do I volunteer to Ring bells? Go to or call the front desk 269.963.3640

Salvation Army Bell Ringers Take Donations During Holiday Season
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When and Where are Kettles? Family Fares (Battle Creek, Marshall, Albion), Hobby Lobby, Horrocks, Kmart  (Marshall). Walmart, Sams , and Hastings (Walmart, Family Fare) now to 3 PM Christmas Eve.

The Major also says they could use some personal shoppers to help with toy buying and distribution, that happens this Thursday and Friday. Personal shoppers are needed from 9am -12 pm and 1pm-4 pm

There's also on on-line method to make direct contributions.  Mail in a check, drop cash or check in a kettle, Kettlepay or QR reader at a kettle sign, or Online at , Toys or food can be brought to the office.

The Salvation Army

400 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017

(269) 963-3640

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