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Cass Co. Salavation Army Bell Ringing efforts tops last year


December 21st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Co-chair of the Cass County Salvation Army’s Bell Ringing campaign announced today (Wednesday), that donations so far this year have exceeded last year by more than $1,000. Teresa Kanning told the Board of Supervisors during her report this morning, that the campaign has raised $7,813, and there are still a couple of more days to go before the campaign concludes for the year.

Last year’s campaign raised $5,300. Kanning, and Campaign Chair Duane McFadden remind you there are still opportunities for you to volunteer a couple of hours to help raise funds, by ringing the bell at the Atlantic Hy-Vee, Fareway and Wal-Mart stores. To sign-up for a shift, please call Duane McFadden at 712-249-0939. Saturday will be your last chance to ring the bell, and help the local chapter of the Salvation Army. The funds raised by the campaign stay in Cass County. 

Over the course of past year, the funds were made available for such programs as “Shop with a Cop,” providing gift cards to local schools to assist students in meeting various needs, assisting stranded motorists and transient individuals,  fans for distribution by West Central Community Action Center, and, back packs to be distributed by the administrative staff.

This year the Cass County Salvation Army unit also partnered with the Parents as Teachers Program, to purchase car seats for the program’s use.