Do you hear what I hear? Bells are ringing all over the city, at least they’re beginning to as Paris’ Salvation Army’s Red Kettle seasonal campaign.
As of Monday, bell ringers could be heard at Hobby Lobby and will soon pop up at Walmart on Nov. 21 and Kroger, Brookshire’s, Atwoods, Walgreens and Belk on Nov. 27.
“I love and am thankful for people who help those in need,” Salvation Army’s Major Frankco Higdon said. “I believe that it takes all of us to help those in need in our community. I also believe God has called us to help those who are the need.”
Higdon said helping those in need hits close to home for him and his family.
“When I was about 8 or 9 years old our family had to spend a few nights in a Salvation Army Homeless shelter in Lawton, Oklahoma,” Higdon said. “I have never forgotten that experience.”
Money donated to the Red Kettle Campaign will stay in Paris and help fund programs and services the Paris Salvation Army offers.
He said any can volunteer to ring the bell by registering on Salvation Army’s website here or by calling Higdon at 903-784-7548 or 903-272-7591.
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About Salvation Army, from its website:
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.