Gov. Robert Bentley and members of the CBS 8 News team were at the steps of the Alabama Capitol Monday morning to launch The Salvation Army's Kettle Campaign in Montgomery.
The Salvation Army's familiar red kettles from the Montgomery office will be stationed throughout Montgomery, Autauga and Elmore counties. There will be 32 kettles in all for people to drop in money to help provide aid for people in need.
Governor Bentley made the first donation during his news conference with officials from The Salvation Army.
This year, Salvation Army Captain Mark Gilliam says the need is greater than ever.
"We're looking to help thousands men women, families with children that stay in our shelter throughout the year, emergency shelter, we also feed thousands with our lunch program, this Christmas we'll be helping out with food clothing and toys," Gilliam told CBS 8 News.
"This is also a time that we should care for each other, love each other, take care of each other. That's what we're supposed to do as Christians. The Salvation Army has done this for years," Governor Bentley said.
Once again this year, members of the CBS 8 News team will help ring the bells at kettles throughout the area. It's our way of helping the community and to say thanks to all of you who take time to help The Salvation Army.