It's the most wonderful time of the year.  The air is getting crisper, leaves are falling, and the sounds of the season are ringing through the air.  It's time to kick off the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign!

Volunteering to tend the Red Kettle for the Salvation Army has never been easier!  This year they have gone to a digital portal to sign up to ring that bell!

Register to Ring is the landing site for your to register you, or a group to physically ring the bell for donations for the Salvation Army. In Lawton alone, more than 35,000 meals are served to homeless or under privileged residents of SW Oklahoma. Over 3,800 nights of shelter provided.  These may seem like just numbers, but they are numbers that our neighbors need!

When you Register to Ring, you are telling your neighbors that they are worth your time. That the donations that are collected mean something to you. Take a few minutes, look at the calendar of events available and register for two, or more hours.

Here's a Step-by-step guide to Register:

  1. log in to registertoring.com.
  2. Decide how you will volunteer, as an individual, as a group, or as a virtual kettle. (we will talk about that  more in a moment)
  3. Browse locations and times in our area, and choose as many as you can handle
  4. Confirm your choices
  5. That's it!  You are registered to volunteer!

Now, what's this about a virtual kettle?  Simple, say you want to volunteer to collect donations for the Salvation Army, but you don't really have the time to ring a bell for two hours.  Enter: Virtual Kettle.  You'll set up your own kettle and invite your friends, family and acquaintances to donate to your kettle.  It's as simple as that!

The Red Kettle Campaign kicks off on Tuesday, November 17, at Country Mart at 67th and Cache Road at 11am.  Then the ringing locations will be open beginning the next day, November 18!  Register to volunteer at registertoring.com.