Tuscola’s Air Force Junior ROTC Cadets continued their volunteering tradition by once again signing up to man the kettles and ring the bells for the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign is a critical fundraiser for their organization’s Christmas assistance especially their year-round programs that address social concerns in our community. JROTC cadets plan and lead all activities; and it was an easy choice for them to continue supporting our Salvation Army, said SMSgt Steve Robertson (Assistant Aerospace Science Instructor).
Our Cadet Corps has a long history of serving alongside our Waynesville Salvation Army and last weekend was no different. We signed up back in October to man two Kettles for the day. Over 30 cadets and parents came out, bringing smiles, handing out candy, and singing carols; I’m sure our efforts uplifted spirits and brought some holiday cheer to many shoppers, said Sergeant Robertson.
Tuscola’s JROTC Deputy Group Commander—Cadet Jade Lathrop, and our Executive Officer—Cadet Captain Dakota Warren tag-teamed the planning and execution of the “Bell-Ringing” event. It was another outstanding team performance from our Cadets, parents, and the Salvation Army. We’re very proud to be a part of this wonderful, community event, and are looking forward to helping the Salvation Army on their next mission, said Sergeant Robertson.