Just finished a two-hour volunteer shift for The Salvation Army Red Kettle in front of the HyVee on the Avenue of the Cities.|
I've done it several times in the past but had to miss it last year. It didn't take too long today to remember why I volunteer.
The several God Bless yous and watching the young children get excited dropping change into the kettle refreshed my memory.
A lady stopped to put some money in the kettle and shared her story of how the Salvation Army had helped her family for a time and that she never passes a kettle without putting some money in it. Ringing the bell and wishing people Merry Christmas is an experience that I would recommend.
East moline, IL Details
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