The Salvation Army serves meals to thousands of people around Minnesota this Thanksgiving Day, and spokesman Brian Molohon says the need is up, with homelessness on the rise and more “food insecurity” issues. “I can’t encourage people enough: If there ever was a year to give, this is the year to give…. More people than ever are in need in our community,” he says. You can contribute at salvationarmynorth.org. Red kettles are also out and Molohon says for the first time this year, people can bump their phone against the sign on the kettle and access Googlepay or Applepay.
The Salvation Army is also looking for volunteer bellringers. Molohon says many options are available: “They can pick a favorite spot, if they want to go to their favorite grocery store or Walmart or wherever. They can pick a two-hour shift that fits their schedule.” Molohon says volunteer bellringing is “wildly effective” because in a typical two-hour shift a person will raise at least 60 dollars. If you’re interested or want more info, visit salvationarmynorth.org.