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SAVANNAH, GA – November 26, 2019 – The Salvation Army of Savannah has launched a new online donation program and is asking the community to lend helping hands and volunteer to support vital fundraising campaigns this holiday season.

As people begin thinking about how they would like to give back around the time of Thanksgiving, The Salvation Army is asking the community to volunteer to ring bells for their Red Kettle Campaign. This support will ensure the organization can continue providing desperately needed food and lodging to people in need in our region year-round. One hour of bell ringing can provide a meal for a family of four, and an entire day of ringing (8 hours) can provide lodging for a family of four for one month.

If individuals or businesses are unable to ring, there are ways to donate online at Individuals or businesses can donate or even set up a team with a donation goal for how much they want to help raise for The Red Kettle Campaign and share among family, friends, and coworkers.

The Red Kettle Campaign is the best way for the community to get involved with The Salvation Army’s mission. Less than 1% of their funding comes from the government, so they are appealing to everybody to sign up as a volunteer. A volunteer bell ringer raises more donations on average, but less than 10% of bell ringers are volunteers. This guarantees more funds are raised during this campaign to benefit their important mission.

Those who are interested in helping, but unable to volunteer, will have the opportunity to donate directly to the famous red kettles around the region this holiday season and donations are also welcomed via the organization’s website at or by calling 912-651-7420. New for 2019, individuals can now donate to the red kettles at every location through Apple and Google Pay using their phone for a secure and easy payment option.

“Covelli Enterprises, being a family franchise of Panera Bread, makes it a top priority to give back to the local community. For the past ten years, my father, the CEO of Covelli Enterprises, has been dedicated to ringing the bell during the holiday season, and it has become a treasured family tradition,” said Marketing Director Danielle Covelli. “We are very excited to be expanding upon this tradition by partnering with The Salvation Army on a national level. We encourage other businesses to join the Fight For Good and volunteer or donate to this wonderful organization.”

Flexible volunteer opportunities are available for scheduling at or contact Volunteer Coordinator Kayla Lentz at or 912-651-7420. Individuals interested in signing their group up to ring the kettle for a week, please contact Kayla Lentz or Aaron Odum at aaron.odum@uss.salvationarmy.orgor at 904-982-4751.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The Salvation Army in Savannah provides assistance to individuals and families by offering services in adult rehabilitation, basic needs, emergency disaster services, emergency financial assistance, housing and homeless services, hunger relief, and youth services.

For more information about The Salvation Army Savannah, please visit or call 912-651-7420.

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