The Salvation Army Affiliate of Audrain County

As an affiliate of The Salvation Army, The Laura Miller George Help Center provides emergency financial assistance to individuals and families in need. To be able to provide this assistance we are responsible for raising all of our own funding that we provide to the people we serve.

We do this through our annual "Bell Ringing Campaign, also known as the Red Kettle Campaign". This campaign occurs each November and December for four weekends. In 2020 we will begin the Friday November 27th from 4:00pm - 7:00pm and Saturday November 28th from 10:00am-6:00pm. These weekend bell ringings will continue through Saturday December 19th, 2020. We "Ring the Bells" at Walmart and Moser's Foods in Mexico, MO. To accomplish this, we need your help! Will you join our team of volunteers who brave the weather to help someone else? To sign up to "Ring the Bells" this year, please call 573-581-3238 Extension 12 or email to find out open time slots and get signed upThis year, being the year of COVID-19, we are requiring all volunteers to wear face coverings at all times and to practice social distancing when interacting with the donors. Please check out this short video from The Salvation Army about how we will proceed this year.

85% of the funds raised stay here in Audrain County and the remaining 15% goes to The Salvation Army for their support of our financial assistance all year long. When you drop a donation in the red kettle, you are helping someone with a need such as a birth certificate, prescription medicine, work boots or clothing, rental assistance, utility bill assistance, and other emergency financial assistance that may be impacting the life of the one coming to our door asking for assistance. We maintain accountability by intaking each request, talking through their situation and offering referrals to partner agencies and support if it is something that we can help with and isn't being duplicated by another agency. Please consider donating your time and financial resources to The Salvation Army of Audrain County, you may being helping a friend or a neighbor in need.