If you’ve recently shopped at one of the local Walmart’s in Gwinnett County, you may have seen District Manager Randy Dellinger donning the official apron and ringing the bell for the Salvation Army.
Through his Rotary Club, Dellinger has been involved with the Salvation Army for many years. “The funds raised support many local community programs and it’s great to see such generosity for those less fortunate, especially during the holidays,” said Dellinger.
He added that another benefit of ringing the bell is the time spent with another Rotarian. Since two of them typically work the kettle together, they get to know each other better as they work to better their community.
The group first became interested in the organization because it helps so many people, physically and spiritually. “The Salvation Army is an amazing organization, and I’m happy to volunteer for such a worthy group,” Dellinger said. “Much like Jackson EMC provides reliable electric service to each member regardless of size, the Army reaches out to all, whether it’s for an individual or natural disaster.”
The Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign is one of the most recognizable and important charitable endeavors in the United States. More than 25,000 Army workers and volunteers ring bells in hopes of persuading shoppers to put their loose change in the iconic red kettles. The funds raised help The Salvation Army serve people in the communities where the money is raised. Dellinger closed by challenging others to get involved. Learn how at www.salvationarmy.org.