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The Salvation Army looking for bell ringers for holiday season

Posted at 8:29 AM, Oct 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-25 11:29:23-04

The Salvation Army says they need more volunteers this holiday season than ever before.  They're looking for people to be bell ringers at the Army's famous Red Kettles. 

Normally, The Salvation Army across Las Vegas valley raises over $600,000 during the holiday season.  That's money used for local services, like shelter for the homeless, relief for disaster survivors, and opportunities for underprivileged children.  

According to representatives with The Salvation Army, Red Kettle volunteers help lower their costs, so they can continue their services throughout the year. 

However, in the past, The Salvation Army has had to rely mostly on paid ringers.  That's money that could be going towards those local services.  

This year, they're hoping that can change.  

Coordinator Randy Kinnamon tells 13 Action News, The Salvation Army is still getting calls from people wanting to help the community since the 1 October shooting. 

"I've had people call me from all over the country wanting to help," says Kinnamon.  "The first thing we say to local volunteers is we really could use you at Christmas." 

For more information on how to become a volunteer, you can visit here