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First responders square off for Red Kettle Battle of the Badges

WHEELING — First responders from around Ohio County will answer the call once again as they come out Saturday, Dec. 9, for the 2023 Red Kettle Battle of the Badges to benefit The Salvation Army of Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler counties.

The current 2023 Red Kettle Battle of the Badges lineup includes:

Ohio County Sheriff’s Department: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Cabela’s & 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Highlands Walmart (Main) Ohio County EMS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Highlands Walmart (Grocery) Wheeling Fire Department: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Riesbeck’s (Wheeling)

The Wheeling Police Department will also be participating, but due to a scheduling conflict, was forced to schedule their ringing for a different day.

If anyone is interested in volunteering to ring bells this Christmas season, they can go to registertoring.com or call 304-233-4400 to sign up.

The Salvation Army of Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler counties has set a goal for $100,000 for this Christmas season. These funds help us to meet the needs of our neighbors not only during the holiday season but throughout the year.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.

Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

The Wheeling Command is West Virginia’s oldest social services organization, opening its doors in 1883.

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