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Birmingham City Councilors Bringing in the Holiday Season by Ringing Bells at Various Salvation Army Kettle Locations

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                                   Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

Brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov

Birmingham, Ala. – As the holiday season approaches, Birmingham City Councilors will be taking on a new role as they participate in the Salvation Army Red Kettle program as bell ringers. Councilors will be at various locations throughout the City of Birmingham this week to support the long-standing project that provides for so many. The Salvation Army Red Kettle program is recognized as one that keeps a majority of donations right here at home, benefiting our local needs that include supporting the food bank, funding children’s programs, and helping rebuild lives of families who may have lost everything in a fire. John Stamps who serves as the Director of Social Services for the local Salvation Army says that the Councilors willingness to participate is coming right on time.

“Their willingness to participate and give back to such a meaningful campaign really means a lot to us,” John Stamps said. “It is our hope that their eagerness to give back during the holiday season will spark others to look at ways that they can help the entire community.”

WHAT:     Birmingham City Councilors to Participate in Salvation Army Bell Ringing Project

WHEN:     Wednesday, December 2, 2015 & Friday, December 4, 2015 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:   Walmart in Roebuck, Hobby Lobby on Lakeshore, and the Summit Mall.