The Hodnett Cooper real estate professionals are in the Holiday spirit early this year, helping the Salvation Army with its annual Christmas Kettle Donation Drive. At the Winn Dixie on St. Simons Island, Carol Ann Spell, Laura de Martino, Nancy Norwood, and Guerry Norwood braved a windy 40 degree day to welcome shoppers to the store and encourage donations small and large. On the Mainland, Jerry Rhyne and Kate Pontello dispensed Holiday greetings to shoppers taking advantage of Belk’s early holiday sales and collected generous contributions for the Salvation Army’s Christmas missions.
The traditional red kettle is an integral part of the Christmas scene, with millions of dollars donated each year to aid needy families, seniors and the homeless, in keeping with the spirit of the season. Donations provide Christmas dinners, clothing, and toys for families in need. Financial assistance also helps with basic necessities, along with seasonal aid. Families of prisoners are often included. The Salvation Army endeavors to bring spiritual light and love to those it services at Christmas so the real meaning of the season is not forgotten.