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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

November 21, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Salvation Army Bell ringers may have cold hands, but they've also got warm hearts. Volunteering their time to raise money, and this year, they are asking you to give until it hurts.

In Albany Friday morning, the advisory board of the Salvation Army kicked off the season's Red Kettle Campaign by putting their own money in the kettle and ringing bells.

Giving for the year is already down by 20 percent. The kettle campaign is the biggest fundraiser of the year, and one the Salvation Army is counting on so they won't have to cut service.

"This is a very, very bad year," said Salvation Army Board Member Dr. John Culbreath. "Things are tough all over and for the people that have the greatest needs, their needs just multiply, so they need our help. Give, give, give until it hurts. We'll be ringing this bell throughout the holiday season. We hope we'll have the kettle ringing with money."

If you don't have any spare change while walking in to a store with a red kettle, don't worry... you can still donate online.

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