Hundreds of bell ringers still needed this season

The Salvation Army says it is in extreme need of bell ringers this season, saying it is down 3,000 hours compared to this time in 2021.

According to the Salvation Army, hundreds of ringers are needed to help meet the organization’s holiday goal of $2 million.

In addition to an increased need for ringers, the demand for the agency’s services is also increasing due to prices increasing for supplies across the nation.

“As an organization, we’re also being challenged with increased costs. Hitting our Red Kettle goal would go a long way in helping us provide those services,” said Major Scott Shelbourn, the Salvation Army’s Twin Cities commander.

Bell ringers collect as much as $30-$60 an hour in their kettles, according to the agency.

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