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Salvation Army Looking for Volunteers for its Kettle Campaign

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SEAFORD, Del.- Salvation Army organizations across Delmarva are gearing up for the traditional kettle campaign this upcoming holiday season.

"We want to start early to meet our goals," says Lt. Miguel Alban Guerrero, head of Seaford's Salvation Army.

Last year the Seaford Salvation Army had 70 volunteers; this year it is looking to raise that number to 200. Volunteers will be bell ringers in locations across Sussex County.

"I'm absolutely excited about this year," says Jim Black, a volunteer who was stationed in Milton last year. "My favorite part is talking to the people, The costumers at the store I was at were great they were givers and givers from the heart."

Alban Guerrero says the volunteers are key to fund the organization's program throughout the year.

"We have our soup kitchen four days a week, our food pantry five days a week, we have our social services and our food truck," says Guerrero. "Last year, we had a good group that was determined to finish up the season. Even if it was cold, they really stood their ground and helped us finish. We want to repeat that this year."

Black says the opportunity of helping families in need across Delmarva is the perfect holiday job.

"When I get done at 6, I go home, take a nice warm shower, drink my tea and I go to bed happy because hopefully, I helped someone that day," says Black.

This year Seaford will be also adding QR Codes to the kettle's sign to offer donations via Apple and Google Pay. They are also offering some paid positions for bell ringers in Sussex County.

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact their local Salvation Army for more information about how to register for the season.

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