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Bell Ringer El Schefers makes sport of a cold bell ringing day

Calling deer hunters, winter sport lovers

We know its cold, so we're calling on anyone who loves winter sports to gear up and volunteer to ring bells...

December 10, 2013 | Featured

Bell ringer Degra was called an angel by a passerby who witnessed her kindness in action

Grab a tissue: Heartwarming letter about bell ringer

The Twin Cities Salvation Army has received an incredible letter about a tear-jerking moment between a bell ringer and an elderly man...

December 9, 2013 | Stories

Captain Jim Brickson hugs a friend just before breaking the world bell ringing record

New bell ringing world record set at 105 hours, ends in tie

After five grueling days of non-stop bell ringing, the three contenders for the Salvation Army World Bell Ringing record have agreed...

December 9, 2013 | Press Releases

Captain Jim Brickson broke the world record for bell ringing

Officer breaks world record for ringing

Captain Jim Brickson in Albert Lea, Minn., has broken the world record for bell ringing – 80 hours straight...

December 6, 2013 | Featured

Bell in hand

Albert Lea man doubles state ringing record, still going

The World Bell Ringing Record is 80 hours. But if you ask Salvation Army Captain Jim Brickson when he plans to stop ringing, he will tell you, "When I'm the last one ringing."...

December 6, 2013 | Press Releases

Realtor Ring Day 2013 will be held in 25 states Friday, December 6

REALTOR® Ring Day in 25 states

REALTOR® Ring Day 2013 will be held Friday, Dec. 6, when thousands of real estate professionals will staff Salvation Army kettles across country...

December 5, 2013 | Press Releases

Captain Jim Brickson ringing strong at nearly 19 hours (clock in view)

Updated: Minnesota world record bell ringer going strong

Captain Jim Brickson is still in the ringing game in his competition for the Salvation Army World Record Bell Ringing title...

December 4, 2013 | Press Releases

Captain Jim Brickson is interview by local media

Minnesotan tries to take home world record for bell ringing

It's "Give Back Tuesday" Dec. 3 and Albert Lea Salvation Army Captain Jim Brickson is starting the day by attempting to break a world record for bell ringing...

December 2, 2013 | Press Releases

Donors places donation in kettle next to bell ringer

Kettles turn cold, down nearly quarter of a million dollars

After a record breaking red kettle kickoff on Nov. 9, Salvation Army kettle fundraising took an unexpected downturn and steadily declined to 25 percent below last year's totals...

November 29, 2013 | Stories

Hormel Foods donated 200 Cure 81 hams to The Salvation Army for Thanksgiving meals

Special Delivery: Hormel “Hams for Hunger”

Hundreds of people served by The Salvation Army will have to loosen their belts an extra notch Thanksgiving Day thanks to Hormel Foods...

November 26, 2013 | Stories

Volunteer serves pie at Thanksgiving feast

You’re invited to Thanksgiving at our place

The Salvation Army is helping families gear up for turkey day by giving away turkeys and all the fixings to hundreds of families in need this week. The next item on our Thanksgiving agenda is just as tasty: hot turkey dinners for all...

November 25, 2013 | Stories

Captain Jim Brickson rings a bell to break the world record

Crazy or amazing? We ask an 80 hour bell ringer.

Watch as Captain Jim Brickson attempts to set a world record by bell ringing 80 consecutive hours...

November 22, 2013 | Featured

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