NWLA sheriff's offices battle in Red Kettle Challenge

NWLA sheriff's offices battle in Red Kettle Challenge

Goaltender Petr Mrazek and left winger Tomas Tatar are scheduled to join Capt. Jeff Eddy of the Salvation Army at the Kroger store, 2200 E. 12 Mile Road, to raise donations. And once again this year Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington has challenged Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator to the 2nd Annual "Ring the Bell" Red Kettle Challenge Friday, Dec. 8 to raise money for The Salvation Army.

This weekend, 52 red kettles will be set up across Winston-Salem, only 18 will have bell ringers.

Despite the difference, Goodwill still hopes to reach the goal by the end of the Red Kettle Campaign on December 23.

"It makes me happy because I know it's going to good use", said Baldwin.

Major Dean says this is the first time they've ever had a kettle stolen and the timing couldn't be worse.

The person then goes and buys the gifts, and returns them to the Angel Tree with the tag attached to the wrapping. "It's one of the ways our members give back and show our appreciation to the community".

Robin Pardella with the Salvation Army says the organization needs more volunteers like Baldwin to help with the red kettle campaign.

"The Lions Club is a caring group looking for places to help the community", said Benner, who is also a member.

The funds raised from the Red Wings bell ringing will support the Salvation Army's STRIVE (Student Training for Integrity, Vitality and Education) youth floor hockey program.

According to The Salvation Army, the donor wanted to provide this matching opportunity as a way to honor her late brother, who during his life had struggled with homelessness, addiction and poverty.