The White Bear Lake (WBL) Lions Club joined with other lion clubs in 2004 when the then Lions District Governor initiated Bell Ringing as a District project. The WBL Lions Club continues to support the Salvation Army Northern Division by volunteering as Red Kettle Bell Ringers.
Throughout Minnesota, the Salvation Army serves thousands of people in need in every county of Minnesota where 82 cents out of every dollar goes directly to community neighbors in need.
The Salvation Army Services –Northern (MN & ND) Division
1. Hot meals served annually: 447,000
2. People receiving groceries: 42,000
3. Nights of lodging: 129,000
4. Items of clothing given: 137,000
5. Christmas toys given: 127,000
6. People given disaster assistance: 24,000
7. Rent and energy assistance cases: 5,000
8. Volunteers: 28,500
9. Total people served: 340,000
The club proudly serves this event to support the WBL community.