November 14, 2019
Like the sight of decorations adorning lamp poles, and the smell of fruit cakes fresh out the oven, since 1931, the iconic sound of the Red Kettle bell is an age-old tradition that heralds the arrival of the local holiday season.
From November 23 to December 24, The Salvation Army will enlist the support of dozens of volunteers to cover the island, bell ringing to bring help, hope, and comfort to those who need it most during the holidays and throughout the year.
At a press conference this morning, Felix Stubbs, Chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, expressed the vital need for corporate and individual support of the organization’s Red Kettle campaign. “The ringing of the Red Kettle bell transcends the physical sound of a bell; it is a call to fight for good - representing the sound of feeding the hungry, providing comfort to children in need, shelter, and provisions for the homeless and countless social service programs year-round.”
Corporate donor Doctors Hospital has been supporting the work of The Salvation Army for more than a decade, enlisting their troops to volunteer as bell ringers and generously donating to the organization to support its mandate.
“We are pleased to partner with The Salvation Army once again to support their important work to change lives and communities for the better,” shared Charles Sealy, Doctors Hospital CEO. “By donating to the Salvation Army, we are effectively helping thousands of individuals and families across the country who turn to this organization in their time of need.”
This year, more than 30 locations will feature Red Kettle bells and volunteer bell ringers, including all Super Value Food Store locations, Kelly’s Home Centre, Lowe’s Pharmacy, and John Bull.
To donate to the 88th Red Kettle Campaign and join a legacy of giving:v Drop dollars and coins into the dozens of red kettles found in front of partner locations Visit https://salvationarmybahamas.org/donations/ Volunteer to ring the Red Kettle bell individually or with your friends, family, or coworkers.
To learn more about the Red Kettle campaign or make a difference in the lives of those in your community, visit salvationarmybahamas.org or call The Salvation Army at 393-2340.
The Salvation Army launches the annual Red Kettle Campaign with a corporate donation from Doctors Hospital. Pictured left to right: Charles Sealy, Chief Executive Officer, Doctors Hospital; Major Clarence Ingram, Divisional Commander, The Salvation Army; and Felix Stubbs, Advisory Board Chairman, The Salvation Army.
Pictured L-R: Felix Stubbs, Advisory Board Chairman, The Salvation Army; Charles Sealy, Chief Executive Officer, Doctors Hospital; Major Clarence Ingram, Divisional Commander, The Salvation Army; and Major Karen Ingram, Divisional Director, Women's Ministries, The Salvation Army.