The Salvation Army of Canandaigua is partnering with Canandaigua National Bank & Trust for its annual Red Kettle Christmas fundraising campaign and bell ringing, which starts on Nov. 23.
Gehrig Lohrmann, CNB’s Main Office and regional service manager, will serve as honorary chairman of the holiday tradition that runs through Dec. 24.
“The Red Kettle campaign is truly about neighbors helping neighbors,” Lohrmann said. “I can’t believe this is the sixth year in a row that we have partnered with The Salvation Army, and we are excited for the kickoff of the Red Kettle campaign.”
The campaign goal for this year is $110,000.
“When you go by a Red Kettle this year, please consider giving something,” Lohrmann said. “Even if it’s your spare change, if you do, you will be helping your neighbor.”
CNB will host kettles on Nov. 23, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 at its Main Office, 72 S. Main St., Canandaigua; Victor Office, 61 W. Main St.; Bloomfield Office, 4 Main St.; Honeoye Office, 8633 Main St.; and Lakeshore Office, 709 S. Main St., Canandaigua.
Dan and Pamela Rhodes from the Canandaigua Salvation Army Corps recently received a $1,000 check from Lohrmann and Mike O’Donnell, vice president, business banking officer. Red Kettle funds support ongoing programs, including afterschool and summer day camp programs, crisis intervention programs, The Golden Spot Senior Center, The Youth and Family Center, and holiday assistance programs.
The Salvation Army needs additional volunteers to ring bells at its red kettles. Families, businesses, school organizations, civic groups and churches are encouraged to sign up as volunteer bell ringers. Call (585) 394-6968 for information.