ROSEVILLE — The Twin Cities Salvation Army has made volunteering even easier with today’s release of a free new iPhone app that puts all things bell ringing in the palm of your hand: signing up, finding kettle locations, an amusing instructional video and an informative FAQ section.
Developed for free by employees at U.S. Bank in Minneapolis, the “Bell Ringer TC” app even feeds the hungry: The U.S. Bancorp Foundation will donate $1 to the Twin Cities Salvation Army every time the app is downloaded, up to $1,000.
“We thank U.S. Bank employees and the U.S. Bancorp Foundation for their generosity,” said Major Jeff Strickler, Twin Cities Salvation Army Commander. “Their kindness and expertise has yielded a fun and functional app that will enhance the bell ringing experience and help us recruit new volunteers in the Twin Cities. Even better, every download equals a hot meal for a person in need.”
One of the app’s most interesting features is its FAQ section. It answers all kinds of crazy questions: Are dogs allowed at kettles? Music? What if it’s too cold? What if you need help?
To download the app, search “Bell Ringer TC” using the app store on your iPhone.
The Twin Cities Salvation Army begins the 2012 bell ringing season this Saturday, Nov. 10, during its “Rock the Red Kettle” kickoff event at Cub Foods in south Minneapolis, 5937 Nicollet Ave. After an 8 a.m. ceremony, hundreds of “Rock Star” volunteers will attempt to raise $108,000 by bell ringing at 108 kettle locations.
For more information about the app or Kettle Kickoff event, call 651-746-3400 or visit www.SalvationArmyNorth.org.