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The Salvation Army is looking for help with its annual bell ringing campaign

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The Salvation Army is looking for your help this holiday season with their annual bell ringing campaign.

Paid positions are being offered again this year, with about 35 to 40 positions available. But the Salvation Army is encouraging unpaid volunteers to ring the bells, too.

Officials say the money given during the campaign supports projects year-round.

"None of the money goes to the Kroc Center itself. They money goes for our emergency services, our shelter, our emergency canteen.  Those are the specific things that it goes to help supply the need," said Major Andy Miller, Senior Kroc Center Officer.

Officials also say the program is a way for those in need to give back to the community.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for them to not actually have to come to us for assistance. They would rather - and there's a pride involved in it - they would rather ring the bell and be all paid and buy their own Christmas presents for their kids," said Major Andy Miller.

The bell-ringing season begins November 15th and continues through Christmas Eve. Those interested can apply at the Kroc Center or go to its web site

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