A lot of people really feel the holidays swooping in when they see the Salvation Army's red kettles and hear the bells ringing.
This year the Salvation Army had to bring back paid bell ringer positions because last year they didn't get enough volunteers.
While they aren't taking applications for paid bell ringers, they are still seeking volunteers to help this season.
One local volunteer says this is a great thing to do to still help if you're on a tight budget.
"Well I thought about this coming over here. And I can't give monetarily as much as I would like to do. But I have time to do this. So this is why I'm here," Chris Black, a volunteer bell ringer, said.
To volunteer your time, visit www.ringbells.org. You can sign up by location and times that best work for you.
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