The joys of being a kettle volunteer

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Salvation Army kettle volunteer Gerry Stonechild stands next to a kettle station at Superstore on Thursday.

Gerry Stonechild is in his seventh season of being a Salvation Army kettle volunteer and each year is better than the last.

“Every year I enjoy it more,” he said. “People are so friendly. This time of year it’s just good. I love volunteering for this.”

The funds raised from the kettle campaign go toward this year’s Christmas hampers for families in need. It also goes toward all other Salvation Army year-round programs.

He said his favourite part of volunteering is “just meeting the people and greeting them.”

“From the little kids coming in and dropping their pennies — it’s super,” said Stonechild. “The other day I was working and the mother gave the little kid some money to put in (the kettle).”

For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Salvation Army, Times-Herald

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