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Salvations Army asks for more bell ringers

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- The Salvation Army says it needs volunteers to ring bells if it's going to make its red kettle fundraising goal of $586,000. There are over 50 unassigned bell ringing shifts for Tuesday alone.

The week of Christmas is busy with last minute shoppers and typically the best time for The Salvation Army kettles. The Army was fortunate to secure additional kettle sites this
year, but hasn't had the people to keep the 30 spots filled. A kettle stand without a kettle and bell ringer doesn't raise funds.

The Army is currently at about 67% of its goal and still has over $190,000 to raise. The Army has seen many cancellations from volunteers due to weather issues in the last week.

There are also fewer people signing up to volunteer in the first place. For more information on how you can help, call volunteer manager Debra Applebee at 319-364-9131.

You can also view available shifts and sign up to volunteer online at www.tsacedarrapids.org. The Army welcomes businesses, service clubs, churches, families and other groups to sign up and ring together.

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