Jonnae and Art Benzel lucked out with a darn nice day to 'ring the bell!'
The Rotary Club of Pagosa Springs contributes lots of man (and woman) power to this effort every year!
The Salvation Army assisted over 1500 people through assistance with rent, prescription or medical services, utility bills, food, showers, clothing and transportation. In addition, the Unit supported many of our local non-profit organizations. The Salvation Army asks the community to volunteer to help bell ring at their Red Kettles at local stores from November 24 through December 24. This short time period provides most of the funding for assistance offered to our neighbors in need throughout the year. In 2018, more than 505 volunteer hours from 62 people brought in thousands of dollars that The Salvation Army reinvested in Archuleta County, Colorado through assistance to our neighbors in 2019. A two-hour shift can raise $50, enough to provide groceries for one family or help an elderly resident with medical equipment.