Red Kettle drive raises more than $17,000 for local families in need


EVANSTON — Once again, members of the Salvation Army Service Extension Unit for Uinta County would like to express their deep and heartfelt thanks to the citizens of the county for all their generous donations to the red kettles in support of the needy in our midst.

It was a most successful year, with more than $17,000 collected and now available for distribution to those who might need a helping hand. 

Officials said they would like to thank all of the volunteers who stood by the kettles in red aprons, ringing the bells to bring attention to the needs of others. Thanks also goes to the various groups of which they are a part that helped with the organization and scheduling of the bell ringers.

They also said they appreciate the cooperation and support of Smith’s and Walmart in giving them space to place the kettles.

The process of distribution of Salvation Army funds has changed for Evanston. Rather than the previous system of conducting interviews over the telephone, officials will now be holding office hours at The Rectory, the building on the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church campus (located on the corner of 10th and Sage streets) on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Potential clients are free to stop by during those hours for an interview to determine what assistance might be available. If one genuinely cannot come during that time, appointments can be made by calling (307) 708-0565 and leaving a message about his or her availability.

Potential clients residing in the Bridger Valley will continue to be served via telephone.

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