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Help a local non-profit make the season bright for those in need

By Sara Kleinecke December 7, 2017

The holidays are upon us and there are a lot of things you can do in your local community to help those in need. One organization that gives to those in need now and throughout the year is The Salvation Army Shreveport-Bossier.  Two of the non-profit’s holiday giving campaigns are in full swing.

There is still time to adopt a child from the Angel Trees around town. Take a tag from a retailer’s tree, shop for your angel and return the gifts by Friday, December 8th to The Salvation Army, 200 East Stoner Avenue, Shreveport.

You can also help The Salvation Army serve our local community through its red kettle campaign. You’ll see bell ringers while you’re out shopping this month and every little bit you donate to the red kettle goes a long way. Two new ways to give to the red kettle campaign this year are through the QR code at the kettle stands and by creating your own virtual kettle through www.redkettlereason.org.

Listening to the sounds of the season is another way you can support The Salvation Army.  The I-49 Brass Band is having its annual benefit concert this Friday, December 8th at 7pm at Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 1915 Grover Place, Shreveport.  Tickets are $10 at the door and all proceeds benefit The Salvation Army.

To learn more about The Salvation Army and ways you can volunteer to help visit their website http://salvationarmyalm.org/shreveport/.