ALLENTOWN, Pa. – It really is just not the holiday seasons without the Salvation Military bell ringers.
But this yr the sight and sound of providing could be lacking at some destinations across the Lehigh Valley.
The Salvation Military claims it doesn’t have ample individuals to gentleman all of the kettles at 31 destinations in Allentown, Easton and Bethlehem. And that is a problem, since that is how nearby plans are compensated for.
“We have our food stuff pantry, we have our small children mastering application, we have a homeless shelter on Seventh Road that we deal with as very well,” stated Significant Ishmael Correa with the Allentown Salvation Army.
Myrna Rivera has been volunteering with the Salvation Military in Allentown due to the fact 1987.
“Me, I like to ring the bell, I like to make sounds,” claimed Rivera.
She’s now the bell ringer coordinator. And when she states make sounds, she usually means singing.
“You have to appreciate it to do it. And if you love getting out there and conversing to people today and thanking people and blessing people today, this is it,” mentioned Rivera.
Rivera states there are some compensated and some volunteer positions open and several hours are versatile.
The only demands: ringers need to move a history verify and put on a mask even though on obligation simply because of COVID-19.
It may well also give them a very little bravery to belt out a tune if the temper strikes them.
For extra info speak to your community Salvation Army: Allentown 610-432-0129, Bethlehem 610-867-4681 and Easton 610-258-9531.