From Enterprise Staff
The Salvation Army red kettles will be back at the Livingston Walmart this year and the organization is looking for bell ringers to ring for a one or two hour shift this Christmas season.
All of the money collected stays here in Polk County and is administered by local volunteers to help mainly with utility bills and a few other needs that arise. In the 2023 fiscal year there were 557 families served and in 2022 there were 589 families served. The red kettle bell ringing is the only fundraising event for the Polk County Unit.
In addition to donating to the kettles, you may also:
Send a check to P.O. Box 2074, Livingston, Texas 77351.
Contribute to the local Salvation Army account at First National Bank of Livingston.
Go to the website at www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/ to contribute and designate for Polk County.
Inflation soared in 2022, affecting the ability of nearly 92 million individuals and families to afford basic necessities like rent, mortgage, utilities, gas and food.
Because of your contributions, the Salvation Army provided financial assistance to more than 3.1 million people who required mitigation against inflation. Together, people ensured that basic living necessities and expenses were covered for millions who found themselves struggling underneath the weight of financial burden. The willingness of the donors to contribute out of the kindness of their hearts allowed the Salvation Army to fulfill its promise of showing love beyond bills. All gifts stay within the community in which they are given.