Volunteers needed for Granville Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign


The Granville area Salvation Army service unit, which was formed in 2012 in response to the devastation and obvious need highlighted by Hurricane Irene, has begun its 2022 Christmas Holiday Kettle Campaign, which began this past Monday, Nov. 14, and will run through Saturday, Dec. 24.

The funds collected in Granville are used to support northern Washington County residents in need of one-time emergency assistance for fuel oil, food and medicine as well as disaster assistance. Bell ringers, and the Salvation Army’s primary host, the Granville Price Chopper, are key to the success of this campaign – but more help is needed.

The Salvation Army asks all to volunteer just two hours this holiday season to ring the bell in the front vestibule of the Granville Price Chopper.

In the past, the Salvation Army has always reached its fundraising goals, which is a remarkable achievement given the size of the Granville community and the fact that giving in other northeastern areas has been depressed.

But it’s only possible with the help of volunteer bell ringers.

Please consider donating a few hours of time to this effort. The Granville area Salvation Army service unit consists of Rev. Jerry McKinney, Sally Peterson, Patricia Aunchman, Laura McDermott, Roger Ellis and Michael Angiolillo. Don’t hesitate to ask them questions about this effort.

For more information and to sign up to help, contact Laura McDermott by text at 518-791-5038 or email [email protected] Leave a message, and a member of the service unit will call to schedule a time slot to volunteer.