REDMOND, Ore. - For the 22nd year, Redmond Kiwanians will raise money for the needy in the community by ringing bells for the Salvation Army on Saturday, December 15. They'll be assisted by members of the Key Club from Redmond High School.
The volunteers will staff the red kettles at Wal-Mart, Fred Meyer, Safeway and Bi-Mart from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Last year Kiwanis raised $2,173, $763 more than the year before.
Kiwanis role in the fund raising project is two-fold. Because of member enthusiasm and the number of people they know in the community, Kiwanians have consistently raised more money in a single day than any other group.
Most of the shopping season the traditional red kettles are staffed by paid members of the community, so volunteering saves the Salvation Army that expense.