The bells are ringing again

HANCOCK – The Salvation Army Christmas season has begun, and the organization is still in need of volunteers for some activities, according to Maj. Mark Brown.

Brown said signup for the Salvation Army Christmas food program has begun.

“We are about on par with last year,” he said.

Brown said “bell ringers” are needed for the organizations’ kettle campaign. There are also opportunities for volunteer work in the Salvation Army office on Quincy Street in Hancock.

Volunteers are also needed for the SA advisory board, which Brown said is comprised of local professionals.

The Salvation Army Cheer Club will be starting soon, Brown said. Cheer Club collects food and toys to be distributed to financially-struggling Copper Country families.

“We’re going to start with food, then switch to toys,” he said.

Food collection will run until Dec. 10, Brown said.

The honorary chairwoman for this year’s Christmas season is Julie Cortright, owner of Habaneros Fresh Mexican Kitchen in Hancock.

To volunteer for the Salvation Army Christmas programs, call 482-3420. The Salvation Army is a Copper Country United Way agency.