Marlborough – Volunteers from across all spectrums have stepped up to man shifts ringing the Salvation Army (TSA) bell this season as a way to benefit locally based Friends of Families in Transition (FFIT). TSA is “paying” the organization an hourly rate for every bell ringing shift that is covered by a volunteer.
State Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton joined Dru Lindgren, the Marlborough FFIT coordinator, to cover a late afternoon shift Dec. 5.
The mission of the nonprofit Friends of FIT is to support families from their entrance into emergency motel shelter to their move to permanent or other transitional housing. It stands to raise $3,800 if all available shifts are filled. (For more information visit http://communityadvocate.com/2014/11/28/volunteers-needed-to-ring-kettle-bells-for-nonprofit-organization/.)