Released 30 January 2012
Frank Johnston of Bridgton has been a kettle volunteer for The Salvation Army for five years.
He enjoys doing the kettle work because it gives him an opportunity to renew acquaintances and raise funds for a good cause. He has always had a soft spot in his heart for The Salvation Army because of his mother's relationship with the organization. His mother grew up in Scotland where her family were members of The Salvation Army church.
While manning the kettle he sings Christmas carols along with ringing the bell which brings smiles to faces of contributors. Johnston says, he is amazed how generous people were with the sluggish economy. He and several other volunteers in the community raised $2,000.
You know when someone makes a donation because he'll reply "May God bless you and make you a blessing to others."
Please contact your local Salvation Army to find out the many different and rewarding opportunities to volunteer.