Well everyone, thanks for the answers. I was put to the question yesterday by the leader of the Adult Education Class. It seems she received a similar email requesting help from the Salvation Army.
I just told her that it is for a greater good and we should do it. I also pointed out that it is probable that 95% of the bell tinklers have no knowledge of the history of their organization at least of the bad side.
It seems the Life Teen group at our parish helped them out last year. This was before she learned of the Salvation Army history. So she asked my advice. So I gave it. She also went on to mention that the ones they stood side by side with, did not even know that the Salvation Army was a religion.
So I guess I will help regardless of my knowledge.
We just did our Tootsie Roll drive this past weekend, so I am wondering if they will reciprocate at our next drive?