REL celebrates the winners of the 2012 Bellringing Contest
Tyler, TX (KETK) — \On Wednesday, at 8:00 a.m., Robert E. Lee Bible Club will receive a Chick-Fil-A party for winning the bellringing contest at their school.
The party will take place at the Culinary Food Lab near the horseshoe parking lot on the Robert E. Lee High School Campus.
During bellringing season, students at Robert E. Lee came together to form a contest benefiting The Salvation Army. Various clubs within the school would compete to see who could ring the most hours and thereby win a party from Chick-Fil-A.
After the season was completed and the hours were tallied, the Bible Club was declared the winners.
They rang a total of 15 hours which translates to over 1900 people fed.
Individual hours were also tallied. Two winners, Clayton Chastain and Yadiel Graciano, will be awarded for ringing the most hours as individuals.
The last survey completed from volunteeringinamerica.gov says 26% of youth in Texas between the ages of 16 and 19 take out time to volunteer.
The majority of charitable monetary donations are coming from the baby boomers of our generation. There is a universal need to bring awareness to the younger demographics of the importance of volunteers and donations.
Every Salvation Army is what its local community makes it therefore they greatly depend on their donors and volunteers.
Robert E. Lee recognizes the need for this awareness and used the kettle competition as a fun way to accomplish this task.
On Wednesday The Salvation Army will celebrate Robert E. Lee for all of their efforts over the Christmas Season.
Every hour rung and dollar raised is currently being put to use in the many programs and services offered at The Salvation Army in Tyler.