The Salvation Army Cheyenne Corps ready for the holiday season

A man drops money into a Salvation Army kettle at the Walmart on Dell Range Blvd Wednesday...
A man drops money into a Salvation Army kettle at the Walmart on Dell Range Blvd Wednesday morning.(Will Thomas)
Published: Dec. 2, 2020 at 6:20 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - If you’ve been out and about shopping for the holidays, you’ve probably heard the ringing of the bell at one of The Salvation Army Cheyenne Corps’ kettle stations.

“We’re up to about 10 sites now that are actively staffed, so basically our goal is to just raise money for what we do all year long. The kettles raise about a quarter of our annual income, so because of that we just use it to just keep doing what we’re doing here, serving people,” said The Salvation Army Cheyenne Corps kettle coordinator, Jon-Marc Lamb.

The kettle stations aren’t the only part of the organizations holiday plans though, it also has angel tree locations around Cheyenne.

“It’s one of the big programs that during this time of year is to provide gifts for the less fortunate, Angel Tree program is a big part of what Salvation Army does,” said The Salvation Army Cheyenne Corps business director, Julio Perez.

Perez said there are currently more than 150 families they will be helping with the Angel Tree program this year. He also said none of what they do would be possible without the support of the Cheyenne community.

“Without the support of the community we could not do what we do. Sometimes folks would say we’re the middle man, cause obviously folks that have a need come to us, but without the support from the community we couldn’t provide that need,” said Perez.

Though operations are going well at The Salvation Army Cheyenne Corps, Lamb and Perez said what they do need is volunteers for their kettle and angel tree programs.

For more information on how to get involved either call The Salvation Army Cheyenne Corps at (307)-634-2769 or head to its website here or its Facebook here.

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