User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


54° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Bell Ringers To Soon Greet Customers

November 14, 2012, 6:39 AM by Austin Hoffman

Bell Ringers To Soon Greet Customers
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The sound of ringing bells will soon greet customers at many stores across the country including in South Dakota.

It's one of the biggest fundraising drives that the Salvation Army puts on and it literally helps thousands of people every year.

It's a tradition that is as dependable as Christmas itself. Every year, volunteers brave the cold to ring that signature bell. And while it may only be pocket change to you, it can make a big difference.

"Together were doing the most good," Maj. Thomas Riggs with the Sioux Falls Salvation Army said.

They stands may be empty now, but soon shoppers will hear ringing bells at many store fronts in KELOLAND.

"This Friday we start here in Sioux Falls our Red Kettle Campaign, our annual fundraiser, and this is an event that happens all over the United States and actually it goes on all over the world now," Riggs said.

The local Salvation Army's goal for its annual Red Kettle Campaign is $350,000. When you add in the mail fundraiser, that number grows to $500,000. It's a third of the organizations annual budget.

"So it’s tremendous. And again, as people contribute, a lot of people contribute because they know what it's like to experience difficulty so they're giving out of their own personal experience," Riggs said.

He says many people who aren't struggling contribute because they want to make sure no one goes hungry. With many organizations seeing dwindling donations, Riggs says that's always a concern.

"But what I have found within the Salvation Army is it's a lot of people who really understand what need is. So maybe they don't have those large gifts to put in but they're able to put in their nickels and their dimes. And it's surprising how much that brings in," Riggs said.

The campaign runs through Christmas Eve.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored
 

View news

You may also like

Four Arrested In Church Vandalism

5/18/2015 1:47 PM

Three Sioux Falls residents face charges after allegedly breaking into a west central Minnesota church.

Full Story
Woman Says Man Drugged Her at Concert, Hopes Story Helps Others

5/19/2015 6:05 PM

It was supposed to be an unforgettable concert, but a woman says she cannot remember it because she believes someone drugged her.

Full Story | Watch
One Killed, Five Hurt In Crash Near Bowdle

5/18/2015 2:07 PM

A Colton man is dead and five other people are hurt following a crash on U.S. Highway 12 near Bowdle on Sunday.

Full Story
Chicken Doesn’t Recognize Boy After Hair Cut

5/19/2015 12:22 PM

Video of a young boy getting a hug from a chicken is collecting a flock of fans.

Full Story
Police Officer Killed In Omaha Shooting

5/21/2015 5:42 AM

Police in Omaha, Nebraska, say a shootout between officers and a convicted felon has left an officer and the suspect dead.

Full Story


Events