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(Lebanon PA. . .  January) The Lebanon Salvation Army is pleased to announce the winners of the Red Kettle Campaign “Battle of the Bells” competition for 2021. The Lebanon Salvation Army “Battle of the Bells” team competition is a friendly competition among volunteer groups that ring the bell at various locations throughout Lebanon County to see who collects the most donations in their kettle(s) during the season. 

The Annual Red Kettle Campaign is the principal fundraising event for the Salvation Army and raised over $92,000 this past season. These funds are used to support the programs and services for those in need here in Lebanon County.

The winners this year are: 

  • “Community Organization/Group Bell Ringing Team Trophy”, Team Chaundy
  • “Financial Institution Bell Ringing Trophy”, Jonestown Bank and Trust
  • “Religious Organization Bell Ringing Trophy, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Lebanon

“The Lebanon Salvation Army Corps is very grateful to the many individuals, organizations and groups who made this year’s fundraising campaign successful,” said Lt. Marlon Rodriguez, Commanding Officer of the Lebanon Salvation Army . “Combined with our on-line virtual kettle campaign, our kettles will be able to DO THE MOST GOOD in our county.” 

This year’s groups include: Bubba’s Bears, Church of the Good Shepherd, Frieden’s Lutheran Church, Fulton Bank, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Jonestown Bank and Trust, Jonestown Lions Club, Kiwanis Club of Lebanon, Kiwanis Club of Palmyra, Lebanon County Commission for Women, Lebanon County Realtor Association, Lebanon Federal Credit Union, Lebanon Salvation Army Advisory Board, Lebanon Valley College, Lebanon Valley Motorcycle Club,  LVC Men’s Ice Hockey Team, LVC Men’s Lacrosse Team, Make It Rein, Mt. Aetna Bible Church, Northern Lebanon Rotary, Northwest Bank, Palmyra 1st United Methodist Church, St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Team Chaundy, Trinity United Methodist Church, Zentz Family. 

Based on the increase in services already provided in response to the pandemic, the organization could serve up to 155%  more families including putting food on the table and assisting with utilities and  rent. 

Added Rodriguez. “All of our fine businesses, volunteers and our community willing to open their hearts and give, will help us Do More Good in 2022.” 

For more information on the Lebanon Corps Salvation Army or to donate, visit the website at www.salvationarmylebanon.org.

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