Anonymous donor offers $5,000 if Salvation Army can get enough volunteers before Christmas

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The Salvation Army is in need of bell ringers.

With just under three weeks left in the Red Kettle Campaign, the organization was asking for additional ringers, both paid and volunteer.

“Unless someone is there ringing that bell, we usually don’t receive donations,” said Major Gary Felton.  “We are currently only filling about half of our shifts.”

An anonymous person offered to make a $5,000 donation to the organization if the Salvation Army can fill 250 of their two-hour shifts on December 10th and December 17th.

The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities is at $273,920 of the $815,000 goal.

If you would like to help out with the Salvation Army’s Christmas programs, click here for volunteer opportunities or contact Sarah Hite at 563-324-4808.