Rome Salvation Army taking on 24 hour bell ringing challenge

Captain Alan Krueger is outside the Walmart on Rome-Taberg Road in Rome ringing the bell for 24 hours straight for the Rome Salvation Army

Posted: Dec 20, 2019 11:30 PM

ROME N.Y.- If you happened to stop by the Walmart on Rome-Taberg Road in Rome, you may have seen someone standing outside the store in the cold for a great cause.

Captain Alan Krueger of the Salvation Army in Rome is ringing the bell for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign for 24 hours straight.

Krueger started ringing the bell Friday night at 6:00, and is doing it until 6:00 Saturday night. Rome Mayor Jaqueline Izzo was on hand for the ringing.

Checks were presented from Walmart and Berkshire Bank of Rome for $1,500 each, with the funds going to the Rome Salvation Army.

Kreuger says a lot of money is expected to be raised through the campaign.

“The purpose of this is to raise money to help those in need this holiday season. We have a goal of $30,000 to hit in this 24 hour period of time. We have some fantastic corporate sponsors and local community agencies and local donors that have graciously given $18,000 of match to match this kettle. So, we're out here to help those in need this Christmas Season." said Krueger.

All of the money raised from the Kettle will stay in the Rome community to help the less fortunate through a variety of programs and services including youth programs, helping families in need with food and diapers, and providing comfort kits for fire victims.

The Salvation Army also provides Christmas meals, gifts, toys, and most of all hope to those who need it most.

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