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Salvation Army Bell Ringers Needed

Salvation Army Bell Ringers Needed

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Christmas is less than two weeks away now...

And that means it is getting to be crunch time for the Salvation Army and its red kettle campaign.

Through the first few weeks, donations in Minot are down...but that is something they hope to see reversed over the next 12 days.

Perry Olson has that.

Tim Nauta is on his morning drive -- stopping by the businesses that will host red kettles to collect donations during this Christmas season.

Problem is, he isn't making as many stops as he'd like to.

(Tim Nauta - Salvation Army) "This year has been a real struggle in that we have had trouble filling all the spots. We, today actually have about 6 out of 11 spots filled and for those spots not even all day so that has been a challenge for us this year."

The lack of bell ringers has meant a 28 percent drop in donations thus far in 2013.

The goal is 96 thousand dollars by Christmas in these kettles...and there is a big task ahead to reach that point.

(Tim Nauta - Salvation Army) "We are still hopeful. We aren't talking about cutting services or anything like that. I know that the people of Minot are great and they rally around us. We are just looking for folks to remember us at this time."

Nauta says the ideal situation is for businesses to take ownership of a location each day -- or groups -- like the ND Association of Realtors...it leads to better results.

(Tim Nauta - Salvation Army) "We are always looking for businesses to sponsor a kettle for a day. That would mean they would group up employees to man a kettle spot for one day as much as they could. That really helps. We have found that it is hard to collect donations when someone isn't there."

So give if you can...and ring if you're able -- to help the Salvation Army, and give Tim a few more stops each morning for kettle set up.

In Minot, Perry Olson, KX News.

If you'd like to help -- you can contact the Salvation Army in Minot.

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