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Real estate professionals ring bells

Real estate pros in MN, ND take over kettles Dec. 1

Added on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Hundreds of real estate professionals in big cities and small towns across Minnesota and North Dakota will ring bells for The Salvation Army on Friday, Dec. 1 as part of Minnesota REALTOR® Ring Day and North Dakota REALTOR® Ring Day. They will staff red kettles for two to 10 hours in the following cities and dozens of others:

  • Twin Cities: Minneapolis, St. Paul, and most suburbs throughout the metro area 
  • Greater Minnesota: Albert Lea, Brainerd, Duluth, Fergus Falls, Hibbing, Mankato, Rochester, St. Cloud, Virginia, Willmar
  • North Dakota: Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot, Williston

This is the eighth year in which REALTORS® and other real estate professionals have taken over kettles for a day to help those in need. Kettle donations support Salvation Army housing programs, which provide emergency shelter and permanent housing for hundreds of people a day in Minnesota and North Dakota. Kettle donations also fund Salvation Army programs such as food, rehabilitation, and disaster relief.

“We thank the countless real estate professionals who are sold on supporting The Salvation Army this Christmas season,” said Lt. Col. Lonneal Richardson, leader of The Salvation Army Northern Division. “Their efforts are deeply appreciated.”

North Dakota REALTOR® Ring Day started it all in 2010, and today the movement has spread to 30 states, with real estate professionals around the country bell ringing for The Salvation Army.

Poverty is an everyday battle. People experiencing poverty are not without hope – their lives are just harder than they should be. The Salvation Army is helping to make their lives a little easier, thanks to your gifts of time and money. Join us in the fight for good by giving online or donating at a red kettle, becoming a volunteer bell ringer, or recruiting your own army as a fundraiser on Learn more about how The Salvation Army fights poverty in your community.