Weather outside is frightful; Brave ringers would be delightful

By KBJR News 1

Weather outside is frightful; Brave ringers would be delightful

December 12, 2013 Updated Dec 12, 2013 at 3:41 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Salvation Army is calling on some "hearty" volunteers to help fill their Red Kettle buckets this holiday season.

Salvation Army officials are asking deer hunters, snowmobilers, skiers, skaters, snowboarders and any other winter enthusiasts to help ring the bell in these frigid temperatures.

"Our city is beautiful, and yes we have extreme conditions," said Major Bill Cox, Salvation Army commander Duluth. "But we don't hibernate here - we go out and get our business done and yes, dare I say, even enjoy the outdoors during the coldest of days. For those who are willing, we are asking them to take a bit of time at a kettle stand and help us to continue the crisis outreach we are known for."

Gordon Mesedahl, Director of Development, says the Salvation Army is down about 30% with donations in their kettles.

To sign up for a bell ringing shift, you can call (218) 722-7934 or head to the Salvation Army's website.

The Salvation Army kettle campaign runs Monday through Saturday, until December 24th.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns
kburns@kbjr.com

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