Christmas may be more than a month-and-a-half away, but one organization is gearing up for the holidays right now.

The Salvation Army of Binghamton is currently looking for volunteers to help with the annual Red Kettle Campaign.

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The campaign begins November 5 and runs through December 24.  The Salvation Army says all donations made to the red kettles in the Binghamton area stay in local communities to help programs like youth development, food pantries, disaster relief and other social services.

With an increase in services provide by the Salvation Army due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more bell-ringers are needed to help with the organization’s biggest fund-raiser of the year.

Those interested in volunteering can contact Captain Joseph Hansen at (607) 722-2987 or email joseph.hansen@use.salvationarmy.org.  More information can also be found at SAVolunteer.org.

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