This year the pandemic has changed how many of us live day to day, including whether we can afford to give to non-profits. Recently KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro spoke with Lt. Marty Norris of the Salvation Army of Newton and Jasper and first asked what the best way is to support those throughout the area during this time of need.
Hearing the chiming of Salvation Army Bell Ringer is commonplace when going to shop throughout the US during the holidays. But there is a good chance that you will hear fewer of those bells this holiday season because fewer people have signed up to volunteer as bellringers because of the pandemic. The Salvation Army is taking all of the precautions recommended by the CDC, and with less than two weeks to go before Christmas, there is still time to sign-up to be a volunteer bell ringer.
A sign of the times, the Salvation Army of Newton and Jasper counties this year is trying something new out for people that want to donate but are hesitant to go to a store in-person and shop. You can visit the Walmart gift registry and find the organization that you would like to purchase items for and have them delivered instead.