Salvation Army Gearing Up for Thanksgiving - KFYRTV.COM - Bismarck, ND - News, Weather, Sports

Salvation Army Gearing Up for Thanksgiving

Posted: Updated:

The Salvation Army is notorious nationwide for providing food, warmth, and company for those in need, especially throughout the holiday season. The Williston Salvation Army is no exception. They're gearing up for their annual Thanksgiving dinner.

 "It's open for anyone in the community to come. Whether they're here looking for work, or if they grew up here, or whether they are elderly and just want to be with someone. This is a wonderful opportunity to come and fellowship with individuals and we also have delivery opportunities if needed" explained Captain Joshua Stansbury of the Williston Salvation Army.

 Captain Joshua adds that the Thanksgiving dinner is a wonderful service opportunity for families or individuals who want to be more involved in the community.

  "People have made it their thanksgiving tradition to come and volunteer at our Thanksgiving meal. There are families that bring their kids, they come and serve or do whatever we need to help out for the dinner. Sometimes we feed more volunteers than individuals eating but it's just a wonderful time for all" said Captain Stansbury.

 While the Thanksgiving effort Is running smoothly, the Kettle Bell Campaign is struggling as 1700 volunteer hours still need to be filled between now and Christmas. Captain Joshua reminds volunteers that their few hours makes a bigger difference than they would expect.

 "When they give a few hours and that change goes into the kettle- cause we've tried putting kettles out without people manning them before and they don't do well. So when they're at the kettle and they raise money, that change really affects lives here in Williston. It's a small part to helping a much bigger picture to provide the many services that we do" said Stansbury.

 Ringing a bell for the Salvation Army is easy work and a good way to get into the holiday spirit by helping the less fortunate in your community.

 "I issue a challenge to the people who aren't ringing the bells at this time for a good cause of helping people during the holiday season" said Dennis Severson Jr, a long time bell ringer.

 To sign up to ring a bell visit registertoring.com or call 572-4222.

  • Latest NewsMore>>

  • Cab Company Offers State Fair Shuttle Service

    Cab Company Offers State Fair Shuttle Service

    Friday, July 11 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-07-11 23:50:36 GMT
    The North Dakota State Fair is 10 days of deep-fried food, carnival rides and shows. But more people and more traffic means more chances for accidents on Minot roads.
    The North Dakota State Fair is 10 days of deep-fried food, carnival rides and shows. But more people and more traffic means more chances for accidents on Minot roads.
  • Basin Electric Creates Employee Garden

    Basin Electric Creates Employee Garden

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-11 22:57:07 GMT
    The cooperative added Basin's Garden to their landscape which allows employees to grow and harvest crops in their spare time, but once it was time for their first harvest they thought of how to give back.
    The cooperative added Basin's Garden to their landscape which allows employees to grow and harvest crops in their spare time, but once it was time for their first harvest they thought of how to give back.
  • The Great Western Expo Kicks Off

    The Great Western Expo Kicks Off

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-07-11 22:47:34 GMT
    If you're looking for something to do this weekend there will be plenty of activities at Ft. Abraham Lincoln State Park.
    If you're looking for something to do this weekend there will be plenty of activities at Ft. Abraham Lincoln State Park.
  • TOOLBOX

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
  • Special Feature HomeSpecial FeaturesMore>>

  • Presidential Visit

    Presidential Visit

    Ongoing coverage of President Obama's visit to North Dakota.
    Ongoing coverage of President Obama's visit to North Dakota.
  • Ask An Attorney

    Ask An Attorney

    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
  • Mobile Apps

    Mobile Apps

    We have the best Mobile Apps.  Learn how you can download yours today.
  • Me-TV North Dakota

    Me-TV North Dakota

    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.  Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday.  As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.
  • On the Farm

    On the Farm

    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ON THE FARM PAGE!
    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ON THE FARM PAGE!
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFYR. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.