2014-12-18 / Opinion

Red Kettle Donations Appreciated

To the Editor:

For many years red kettles and the ringing of bells on behalf of the Salvation Army have been part of the Christmas season. As a member of the Community Advisory Board of the Salvation Army in Newport, I would like to thank all those who have contributed to its Christmas Kettle Campaign this year. This campaign raises funds to support the services provided by the Salvation Army to those in need in the community.

As someone who has been a volunteer bell ringer, I have been heartened by the smiles and generosity of members of this community. I invite those who would like to share in this feeling to volunteer to ring a bell for an hour or two and I encourage those who have not yet made a contribution to do so. Those contributions will make a difference.

Regina E. Slezak
Newport

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