Salvation Army needs bell ringers, Angel Tree help

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Salvation Army needs bell ringers, Angel Tree help

And it was clearly something they felt good about doing.

- The holiday season is upon us and the Salvation Army is out in full force.

Previous year the Santa Pub Crawl brought more than 1,500 toys and more than $4,500 to benefit The Salvation Army.

"Oh it's a little princess building set, tiny little animals and so forth, we always see that they have two articles of clothing, and this is a medical doctor play set which someone is going to have fun with that", said Duitsman.

The Salvation Army of Bryan/College Station is in desperate need of Santas this week.

However, Ryerson said that over 100 kids have not been adopted yet.

"(We need) people to come together and help us help hundreds of men, women and children of Hardin County this holiday season", he said.

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For three days, families will drive up to the warehouse, and the toys will be loaded into their vehicles, he said. "The majority of children we serve would not receive a gift for Christmas".

Dennis Long of Montgomery, Ala., Dollar General's director of loss prevention for the Southeast, said that helping the Salvation Army enriches the lives of the volunteers by giving back to the local community and children. "She said I'm insane for being here so early but loves me for coming in early to get a spot in line".

Latest Australian Taxation Office data found 4.6 million Australians claimed an average of $674 in donations in the 2014-15 financial year and the median donation was $104.

The problem is getting people to volunteer to ring the bell.

"It's part of our service to others", said Hayes, a Dollar General employee. "It's the smiles you get every day and the kids, you know", said Childs.

"When you don't have workers to cover the locations, or volunteers to cover the locations, you're not going to get the income that normally you would raise", said Lewis.

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