The Salvation Army is putting out the call for help. Their 2017 Kettle Campaign is lagging behind last year’s tally at this time. They are sitting at $225,645, not even half way to their $500,000 goal.
The five week campaign is their biggest fundraiser of the year and helps to ensure the soup kitchen and food bank can support those who need it through out the year. Last year 32,518 meals were served by the Salvation Army in Grande Prairie in addition to the 3,111 hampers that were handed out.
There has been a “spike in demand” this year and they are looking for volunteers to help them out during the critical final week. Volunteers need to be at least 16 years of age or be accompanied by an adult. There are a variety of locations and times that need to be filled. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Lynne at 780-538-2848.