Salvation Army dealing with shortage of bell ringers - CBS46 News

Salvation Army dealing with shortage of bell ringers

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We're just a week before Christmas and the Salvation Army is making a plea as they face a shortage of bell ringers.

Red kettle donations are down significantly and the organization says the shortage of bell ringers has made a huge impact.

Salvation Army officials say donations are down nearly $200,000 from at this time last year and it is unclear if the organization will meet its annual goal of raising $2 million.

The reason for the drop in donations is being attributed to a shortage of kettles available because of fewer volunteers. Normally, the organization has 300-400 kettles available but there's only half that total this year because of the shortage of bell ringers.

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