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The Salvation Army Struggling to Find Volunteers

Over the next six weeks The Salvation Army will man 24 Red Kettle locations around Evansville.

Posted: Nov 16, 2020 4:56 PM
Updated: Nov 16, 2020 5:07 PM

The Salvation Army in Evansville operates a soup kitchen five days a week, this year more than ever they need younger volunteers to help out during the holiday season.

"We do need volunteers and it is very difficult these days to get volunteers" says Major Loren Carter.

Like many non-profits most of The Salvation Army's volunteers are senior citizens the pandemic forcing seniors to stay home more.

"There are a lot of younger people that are stepping up to the batter's box to help us" adds Carter.

Over the next six weeks The Salvation Army will man 24 Red Kettle locations around Evansville.

The fear of contracting COVID-19 has left the Christan organization with gaps in their schedule.

Major Carter adds "We need lots of volunteers, it's impossible to cover all those sites in that amount of time".

There are other opportunities like serving drinks, making fresh hot meals to -go, breaking boxes down or helping with inventory as those in need try to stay warm this winter.

"There are many locations that are very valuable to us and we can't stand to have them vacant, if we can't find a volunteer, we will have to pay someone" Carter says.

To volunteer in Evansville click here: https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/evansvillein/volunteer/

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