Volunteer bell ringers at a thank you party last week at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Courtesy photo
Families in Los Alamos County are helped through the office of Self Help, Inc. who serves as the local Salvation Army branch. The generosity of our community helps Los Alamos County families to pay for basic needs such as housing, food, utility bills, emergency travel and clothing.
We started ringing the bells right after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve just Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at both Smith stores. We had 45 volunteers who rang the bell.
Annie Bard, director of the White Rock Senior Center, and Irene Powell, RSVP director at the Betty Ehart Senior Center scheduled the ringers. Ringers were creative in dressing up like Santa or singing or putting candy canes on top of the donation bucket.
A special thanks to the Smith’s stores for allowing us to be there. They even let us come inside the store to ring if the temperatures get really cold outside.
Thank You Los Alamos for donating $15,000 to help others!