Terre Haute Living December 2016 - Page 34

Want to help? Pam Malone volunteers as a Bell Ringer each year. She can be found outside Baesler’s or Kroger. • For more information on The Salvation Army, or to volunteer to be the next Red Kettle Bell Ringer this year, visit www.donate. salvationarmyusa.org. It didn’t take long before he had enough money to provide that dinner. McFee’s kettle idea spread from the West coast to the Boston area in just six years. Red Kettles have since become a tradition throughout the U.S. and the world, and contributions to them enable The Salvation Army to continue year-round efforts. “The red kettles are more than just a sign of Christmas,” said Gordon Hoag, administrator of The Salvation Army for Vigo County. “They’re a way for us to provide services to families in need. The collections in the red kettles help with assisting families during the holidays and also help support our various social service programs for the coming year, because need has no season.” Hoag has been with The Salvation Army since he was a child. “My parents were also with The Salvation Army, so I grew up being involved in it. I’ve been an employee for 14 years, and an administrator for nine years.” (Photo by Jim Avelis) 34 Terre Haute Living • December 2016 tribstar.com/terrehauteliving