In recent years, Salvation Army bell ringers have attempted to bring a little pizzazz into their kettle duties in order to spur interest and donations. You might remember the tiny bell ringing horse from last year or Elvis himself manning a red kettle!
This year’s creative bell ringing award goes to…Bell Ringers David Kelly and Christopher Hinzman, Cadets in The Salvation Army School for Officer Training!
Bell Ringers slowed their bells and officially closed down their red kettles as The Salvation Army’s 120th annual Red Kettle Campaign wrapped up on Christmas Eve at stores nationwide. While most bell ringers closing up shop were volunteers, there were some who rang the bells for temporary income.
Among the paid bell ringers was Lynn and Rusty Smith of Ventura, California, first time ringers who are currently down on their luck due to tough economic times.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!
We have so much for which to be thankful during this day of celebration and giving.
First and foremost, we’d like to give you a gigantic THANK YOU for helping The Salvation Army “Do the Most Good”.
Actor and Recording Artist Robert Davi will perform his single “Mistletoe and Holly” on Wednesday’s Fox & Friends morning show.
Originally sung by crooner Frank Sinatra, his version of the Christmas classic is benefiting The Salvation Army’s 120th annual Red Kettle Campaign. The generous (and talented!) Davi is giving 100% of the proceeds from the sales of the song to The Salvation Army.
Many thanks to the thousands who came out to Universal CityWalk Hollywood for The Salvation Army’s 2nd annual Rock the Red Kettle concert!
The venue was jam-packed with fans of Greyson Chance, Cody Simpson, Drake Bell, Hanson, Honor Society, and Colbie Caillat. Each artist and band rocked the stage in promotion of The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign.
Springfield, IL Man and Two Competitors From Indianapolis Outlast 21 Competitors Darrell Tureskis, 49, from Springfield, IL, rang until a few minutes past midnight Saturday in his bid to set the new world record for the longest continuous hand bell ringing at a Salvation Army Red Kettle. Two volunteers from Indianapolis Caleb Stokes and Leilan McNally, [...]
Five Salvation Army volunteer bell ringers have fought through 53 hours of nonstop bell ringing to raise awareness for The Salvation Army’s 120th Red Kettle Campaign and set a new world record. They’ve crushed the previous record of 36 hours, established last year. Their efforts are courageous, and will help The Salvation Army assist millions [...]
Bell ringing record breaking fever is everywhere.
I am in Los Angeles for The Salvation Army’s second annual Rock the Red Kettle concert at Universal’s CityWalk. Check that out here. This morning while I was in the lobby of my hotel, I heard that familiar ring of The Salvation Army bell. Like Pavlov’s dog my ears perked up and I began to search out that oh-so-familiar sound.
We’re getting ready to Rock the Red Kettle!!
Despite cloudy skies and sprinkles, artists and bands such as Greyson Chance, Honor Society, Cody Simpson, Colby Caillat, Drake Bell and Hanson are roaming the stage area and performing sound checks to ensure they rock out the crowd tonight at The Salvation Army’s 2nd annual Rock the Red Kettle concert!
December 17, 2011, at 12:01 a.m.–just after midnight–15 Salvation Army bell ringers in cities across the country surpassed the world record set in 2010 for the longest continuous handbell ringing at a Red Kettle. Many of the individuals continued to ring past last year’s record time and kept moving toward a new high mark. Ringing [...]