By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 12, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Salvation Army of Tallahassee is looking to hire 60 people to fill bell ringer positions this holiday season.
Starting November 17, residents can expect to see bell ringers and the iconic red buckets outside of local stores as the annual Red Kettle Campaign kicks off.
Although the Salvation Army mainly relies on volunteers to ring the bell, it says the need is not always met. It will begin accepting applications for 60 paid positions on Friday, October 13.
“Our Red Kettle Campaign is not just our largest fundraising event, it is an opportunity to offer employment to those who would otherwise not have jobs this holiday season," said Lt. Ryan Meo, Corps Officer for The Salvation Army of Tallahassee.
Applicants must apply in person on Friday, Oct. 13 or Friday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Salvation Army of Tallahassee, located at 2410 Allen Rd. In order to apply, applicants must provide a valid photo ID and social security card.
Interested individuals will fill out an application and proceed to a brief interview. If hired, applicants will also complete an orientation session the same day. The Salvation Army says the entire application process will take about two hours.
The Red Kettle Campaign was created in 1891 by Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee as a way to provide Christmas dinner to San Francisco’s poorest individuals. The Salvation Army now provides assistance to more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
For more information about the Red Kettle Campaign or to volunteer to ring the bell, please contact The Salvation Army of Tallahassee at (850) 222-0304