VAN WERT — The Salvation Army of Van Wert is still seeking volunteers to ring the Red Kettle bell through Christmas Eve. Contact Major Debbie Weigner via email at Deborah.Weigner@use.salvationarmy.org or call 419-910-9332 to help. Donations may also be made online at https://bit.ly/centralredkettle to help the Red Kettle fund, which has seen fewer donations this year as fewer people are out shopping.
The First United Methodist food pantry is also accepting food and monetary donations. Donate online at https://bit.ly/vwfirstunited. Donations are also accepted via mail or drop-off to 113 W. Central Ave., Van Wert, OH 45891. Grocery drop-off is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Fridays.