Jamestown  (CSi)   The South Central Homeless Coalition will be ringing bells for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign December 11 and 12, 2017, at Cash Wise Foods, in Jamestown.  Members and friends of the Coalition will be ringing bells from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. both of those days to help with the Salvation Army Fundraiser.

The Salvation Army has a goal of $140,000 to raise during its Red Kettle Campaign. Residents, businesses, organizations and more can volunteer to ring bells at the six different locations in Jamestown. To register, visit registertoring.com, call the Jamestown Salvation Army at 701-252-0290 or visit their office at 320 1st Avenue North.

In 2016 it was estimated that over 10,000 people across North Dakota were expected to experience homelessness. The need to actively care for people experiencing homelessness is growing. Per the 2016 annual Point in Time Survey, in January 2016 alone, 923 persons were documented as experiencing homelessness with 154 of those persons being under the age of 18.

The South Central Homeless Coalition’s purpose shall be to advocate, coordinate, and optimize services for homeless men, women and children within Region 6 of the South Central Human Service Center. Those counties are: Barnes, Dickey, Foster, Griggs, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, Stutsman, and Wells.