There is still time for Warren County residents to help out the Salvation Army during the holiday season.
Army Major Ron Starnes said there are "200 more children this year than we did last year" in the Salvation Army's Treasure for Children program. "There's more need in the county from people who just don't have the means to help themselves this year"
The Red Kettle Campaign will continue until Christmas Eve at various locations throughout Warren. Employees from Northwest Savings Bank are volunteering their time to ring the bells outside of the downtown branch of Northwest as well as the Jackson Run Road and Ludlow Street branches will have a red kettle located outside.
"Right now we are in the last phases of getting all of the families together for Christmas and making sure we have enough food and clothing and toys for each child," Starnes said. "Making sure all the angels, Treasures for Children tags get back is our number one to priority right now."
Starnes said the Red Kettle Campaign is not just for Christmas but for the whole year.
"Monies we have left over go into next year to help with utility bills and any kind of assistance the Salvation Army can give to them," he said. "All the money that goes into the red kettle stays in the county. Put a dollar in there, the dollar stays in the county."
There are still opportunities to volunteer ringing bells for the Salvation Army and Starnes said anyone interested should contact the Salvation Army at 723-8950.
"We would surely take any volunteers who like to help us out," he said.