The Belleville Salvation Army assists people often living in crisis and now they need the community’s help.
Their annual Christmas Kettle Campaign launched Wednesday with the goal of raising $160,000.
The fundraiser, now over 130-years-old, helps provide food and clothing to those living without the basic needs.
By the end of 2016, they will have have provided more than 30,000 meals through their lunch and evening meal programs and over $10,000 in clothing out of their kitchen and Thrift Store at 295 Pinnacle Street. The warm room evening program began Tuesday night serving 85 people in need. Also their 48-hour emergency food bank has served 5,500 people this year.
Abby Mills, Director of Community and Family Services for the Salvation Army in Belleville said they touch people’s lives every day.
Mills said there are other ways they help those in need.
Mills explained how their letter appeal program begins this week where residents will receive a letter in the mail asking for donations.
Last year the campaign raised $156,000.
To find out how you can donate click here.
For volunteer information call Debbie Scott at (613) 922-4438.