Greensboro, NC - The Salvation Army has launched its annual Red Kettle and Angel Tree campaigns.
Friday, the first bell ringers were stationed in Greensboro, dressed in red and ringing the famous Salvation Army bells.
Mayor Robbie Perkins made the ceremonial first donation to the red kettle and picked the first angel off the Angel Tree at the kick-off event in Greensboro.
"Every penny and every dollar will help make a difference for someone in need," said Major Don Vick, Corps Officers for The Salvation Army of Greensboro. "We rely on our red kettles very heavily to support the many programs we provide for the community all year long."
Contributions made during the Red Kettle campaign will help tens of thousands of people with rent and utility assistance, food and shelter at Christmas and throughout the year.
Through the Angel Tree campaign, people can "adopt" children in need by providing them gifts for the holiday season.
Those can be picked up:
Greensboro-Krispy Kreme, Rush Fitness Complex
Winston-Salem, - Krispy Kreme, participating Walmart stores, Hanes Mall near the H&M
High Point - Krispy Kreme, High Point Bank, Tom's Place Restaurant, Belk at Oak Hollow Mall, Emerywood Fine Foods.
These campaigns will run from November 16 to December 24.
The Salvation Army