Shaeani named Honorary Chair of Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign
Volunteer ringers sought
For the Tomahawk Leader
TOMAHAWK – The Salvation Army of Tomahawk announced on Wednesday, Oct. 26 that Benny Shaeani, owner of Tomahawk Family Restaurant, had been named the Honorary Chairperson for the 2022 Red Kettle Campaign.
A release from the Salvation Army said Shaeani has been “an enthusiastic supporter of the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign since 2003.”
“During the campaign, his small Red Kettle is set prominently on the checkout counter at his restaurant,” the release stated. “He encourages customer donations to the small kettle and often asks for another kettle as the original fills up.”
When asked why he is so enthusiastic about supporting the Salvation Army, Shaeani replied, “The seed you sow is the harvest you reap. What you do for others has a way of coming back to you.”
The release said the Salvation Army board has set a goal of $55,000.00, which will fund emergency assistance for those in need, along with supplementing the budget of the Happy Kids Backpack program.
Last year’s efforts raised just under $50,000.00.
“With 86% of that amount staying in the Tomahawk area to assist its neediest residents, it makes the fundraising effort so worthwhile for this community,” said Dennis Mannering, co-coordinator of the campaign.
The Salvation Army said those who wish to volunteer to ring can contact a church representative to schedule a time or call the bell ringing scheduler – a position for which a volunteer is sought and whose name and phone number will be announced at a later date. Individuals interesting in volunteering for this position can contact Wendy Mannering, campaign co-coordinator, at 920-366-1234.
“Without our volunteer ringers from churches, school organizations, businesses, business organizations and individual volunteers, we would not be able to reach our goal,” Wendy said.
Those who are unable to volunteer to ring but would still like to contribute to the Salvation Army’s efforts can mail a donation to Salvation Army of Tomahawk, 108 E. Somo Ave., Tomahawk, Wis., 54487.
“Thank you to all who have assisted or donated in the past,” Dennis and Wendy stated. “We definitely need you again this year.”