The Salvation Army has kicked off its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign in the Bulkley Valley.
This year’s goal is to collect $50,000 in Smithers and $10,000 in Houston, all of which remains in the region.
The Salvation Army says it’s on track to distribute over $75,000 worth of food in the Bulkley Valley. In addition, this past year The Salvation Army in Smithers saw over 4,500 visits to its drop-in centre with an additional 3,000 bowls of soup being served. The Sally Ann also provides emergency assistance with clothing, temporary shelter and emergency transportation.
The Salvation Army says a third of its clients are children, so it’s launched two new efforts to better serve them-a weekend backpack feeding program and a lunch program.
The kettles will out from now until December 23rd with the exception of Sundays.
To volunteer to man a kettle call 250 847-1501 or drop into the offices at 1065 Main Street Smithers or at 3429 10th Street in Houston.