The Transylvania Times -

Salvation Army Projecting Fundraising Loss, Seeks Public's Help - Brevard NC


November 23, 2017

Bells will be ringing at Salvation Army Red Kettles throughout the community this holiday season, but the organization fears that the loss of key kettle locations could create a shortfall for 2018.

The Salvation Army of Transylvania County is projected to lose $5,711.00 in funding, which will impact the number of families The Salvation Army can serve.

“The loss of this bell ringing location is definitely going to hurt,” said Major Brian Gilliam, commanding officer of The Salvation Army of Hendersonville, serving Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties. “This limits what we can give back to this community. We are here to help people in an emergency. How are we going to do that?”

The Red Kettles are critical to the work of The Salvation Army; they provide the financial foundation to provide Christmas to local families in need and to safeguard the well-being of the community through year-round social services.

The 2017 Red Kettle campaign goal is $42,500. The Red Kettle campaign ends Dec. 23 and kettles are now in five locations around town.

There are several ways the community can help overcome the projected loss.

•Volunteer to ring the bell at a kettle. More volunteers mean less paid workers. To learn more, call 828-862-6518

•Donate securely online by going to Your support will ensure that the Salvation Army can serve those who need our help throughout the entire year.

•Drop in a dollar or your spare change every time you see a kettle. The money you put in our kettle is used to help those in your community who are in most need of help right here in Transylvania County.

•Thank a retailer for making a positive impact in the community by allowing The Salvation Army to ring the bells.


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