Ring that bell...
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Lenore Beeson and I are running the Salvation Army volunteer unit here in Moab. We’ve been at it since February 2012 and have helped about 75 people/families with a wide range of emergency needs. We also help stranded travelers. Lots of moms and babies, disabled vets and seniors. There is a lot of need out there.

We are trying to address issues of homelessness, substance abuse and poverty. We take referrals from the police, sheriff, Seekhaven, Family Resource Center, Interact, AA, WabiSabi, Four Corners, RSVP, private therapists, and individuals.

The main fundraiser is the Red Kettle campaign, which starts here the day after Thanksgiving and will run until Christmas Eve. We will be ringing the bell in front of City Market during the hours of about noon to 5 or 6 p.m., depending on the number of volunteer bell ringers we get.

Ninety percent of the money raised during this fundraiser stays in Moab. Donations made outside this time stay 100 percent in Moab.

If you would like to take a two-hour shift at the time of your choosing, please give me a call at 259-0910 or 435-401-4685. So far, we have folks like Robert Fulghum, the middle school cheerleaders, Holly from WabiSabi, and a few others. We’d love to have you join in!

We look forward from hearing from you soon.

—Sara Melnicoff

Moab

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