The Omaha Salvation Army officially kicked off the holiday season today. Spokesperson Susan Eustice says they rang the first bell at 9 a.m. and then volunteers spread out throughout the city to collect money to help others this holiday season.
Eustice says they have over 150 locations throughout the metro area and have 50,000 hours to fill with volunteer bell ringers.”
Their goal is to raise $750,000 through their red kettle campaign this year and even if people can’t donate money Eustice says donating time is just as valuable. All Nebraskans are invited to fill a slot and can sign up at salarmyomaha.org.
The Salvation Army will also light their Tree of Lights tonight at 6 p.m. at 90th and Dodge Street in Omaha.