LA CROSSE, WI (WXOW)—The Salvation Army is asking for volunteers to help with their busiest time of the year.
They need volunteers to help with everything from the kitchen to childcare during the week so parents can apply for jobs and look for housing.
They need still need 3,000 people to sign up for a two hour shift to help with their Red Kettle Campaign from November 15 to December 24.
"They're spreading Christmas cheer through out the community," Major Paul Moore, Salvation Army said. "And people respond back to that in a very positive way. Its just almost a fun thing to do to watch people and see how they're going to respond."
Plus, 400 people to work their in their new Christmas Boutique, at 66 Copeland Ave, the former Sara Lee Bakery Outlet. The Christmas Boutique opens Tuesday, October 22. It will be open Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Emergency Disaster Team responds to fires, drowning and any disaster in this area. The team provides food, drink and restroom for emergency service personnel. Training for the team will be held in November.
Volunteers are important to the Salvation Army because that means they don't have to pay someone to do the job, and more money goes to help people in the organization.
"They are golden," Jeff Hoch, Volunteer Coordinator said. "We can't do what we do with out volunteers. There's so much going on right now during this season from October to Christmas.
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