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Salvation Army Needs Bell Ringers

The drive started on November 23rd and goes through Christmas Eve - but this year, volunteers are hard to come by.

Posted: Dec 11, 2018 3:42 AM
Updated: Dec 12, 2018 9:32 AM

**Note: To volunteer, call 530-570-6883 

Chico, Calif. -- It's the season of giving, but while there's been an incredible outpouring of support for wildfire victims this Fall, some other seasonal charities are actually struggling right now.

The Red Kettle Campaign accounts for more than half of the annual budget of the Salvation Army.

This provides shelter, food, and other basic needs to individuals and families in need.

In Chico, they specifically give money to the Homelessness Prevention Program and the Christmas Assistance Program.

The drive started on November 23rd and goes through Christmas Eve - but this year, there are so few volunteers.

Last year they drive brought in about $87,000.

They had more than 400 volunteers.

But so far this year, the number is far less: just about 200 people have signed up to help.

The Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing Program is a tradition which provides you the opportunity to meet the public and support the Salvation Army in a unique way.

The job? Man the kettle, ring the familiar bell, and wish shoppers a joyous holiday season.

By volunteering to be a bell-ringer you are helping to raise the much needed funds to support the salvation army services and programs throughout the year.

Call 530-570-6883 to sign up.

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