Red Kettle Bell Ringing For The Salvation Army
Major Duke Markham from the Salvation Army in Billings was recently on the Billings Morning News to push the final two weeks of bell ringing for the Salvation Army for 2013.The ringing this Christmas season has been a lot more quiet than in the past. Duke Markham said,
we are 60% percent off pace from bell ringing from 2012-Major Markham
When asked why that is, Markham said,
the week and half of sub zero temperatures didn’t help.
In talking to Margaret from the Salvation Army at Rimrock Mall during the Roaddogs Toy Run on December 8th, she mentioned to me that Billings is the pilot program for signing up bell ringers on-line! So that is just what I did. It took about 2 minutes to enter the application information.
I scheduled a 2 hour block of bell ringing at the West End Walmart for today, December 16th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. It was great weather and Billings shoppers gave generously. Please sign up on-line and ring a bell for the Salvation Army through Christmas Eve. Also shop the Angel Trees at the Salvation Army bell ringing locations!