The Sounds of Hope

by June Li
Categories: Divisional News

By: June Li

Ring-a-ling, ring-a-ling, ring-a-ling. Do you know what that sound is? It is The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Bells! Each year, The Salvation Army runs a fundraising campaign during the holiday season to support local programs and services. For Jeff, ringing the bells for The Salvation Army has become a yearly tradition.

After struggling with depression for many years, Jeff began to attend The Salvation Army Church in Richmond Hill. When Christmas came around, he decided to volunteer as a Bell Ringer. Now in his fifth year of being a Kettle Worker, Jeff says that becoming a Bell Ringer has allowed him to give back to the community, “I want to give back to the Church that has helped me so much.”

Not only do ringing the Kettle Bells bring Jeff joy, it also allows him to give hope to those who may be lost, “I hope I can help others who may be down on their luck and help them get on the right path.”

With over 350 Kettle locations across the Greater Toronto Area, The Salvation Army relies on people like Jeff to not only help raise money for our many life-changing programs but to also spread happiness during the Christmas season.

“It is an honour to be a Kettle worker,” says Jeff, “To be doing something that helps others is just wonderful.”