Salvation Army Bell Ringer Beaten for Wishing a Man 'Merry Christmas'

Salvation Army wraps up bell ringing this weekend

The Salvation Army says a gold coin has been found in a red kettle in Kentucky.

Volunteers at The Salvation Army were not only busy Friday, Dec. 22, preparing for the donation match tomorrow, they were helping out parents shop for their children for Christmas.

"The Salvation Army needs your help in achieving this goal so that we may continue to provide hope to those in need within our community, especially during the winter months", reads the release. We have been blessed by their support for some time, and with 1200 families and as many as 1800 individuals in need this holiday season, donations such as this are particularly welcome.

Although the generous gifts have helped, The Salvation Army has a long way to go to reach its goal before the kettle campaign wraps up Saturday. "But it is not too late to give and help your friends and neighbors right here in the Ozarks".

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"This is the most giving town I've ever seen", O'Mara said as a young girl dropped some change into the donation kettle. We have three children, two twins and a four year old.

"We were doing fine until about last week", Hughes said. The Salvation Army serves every zip code in the United States. Don Vick, the local officer for The Salvation Army in Greensboro. It is the last day of the campaign as the kettles aren't put out on Sundays.

To prepare for the busy pre-holiday week, Lumpkin said the Salvation Army picked up donations from various businesses in Beloit and sorted through all donations to organize them by age range.