SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – Each week this month, volunteers from the Salvation Army stand in front of grocery stores to accept donations for those in need as part of their Christmas in July program.
Salvation Army officials are currently looking for volunteer bell ringers that can be posted around Siouxland to accept donations in their red kettles.
On top of accepting donations around town, the Salvation Army is also teaming up with the Explorers for a baseball game later this month.
For every ticket bought to the July 27 Explorers game, $5 will be given to the Salvation Army to help those in need. The Salvation Army says the less fortunate need help, year-round.
“Many times we think of people in our community who are less fortunate when it is cold out. But, the heat of July is just as difficult for people as the cold of December is,” said April Clarke, Captain of the Salvation Army of Siouxland.
The Salvation Army helps Siouxland by giving away food and supplies to those in need. They also assist with disasters like floods.
According to Clarke, they have assisted in flooded areas in Hornick, Iowa, and South Sioux City, Nebraska, as well as other areas.
Red kettles are located at Bomgaars, Sam’s Club, Fareway, and HyVee on Fridays and Saturdays of this month.
On Saturday, they will also host a food drive at HyVee, where they will accept non-parishable food items as donations.
The organization also stresses the need for more volunteers to help gather donations. Those who wish to volunteer can contact the Salvation Army of Siouxland at 712-255-8836.