The Salvation Army continues to seek volunteer bell ringers for the Red Kettle Campaign from 10 a.m to 8 p.m. through Christmas Eve.

The annual Red Kettle Campaign is one of the Army’s primary fundraising efforts which helps raise much-needed funds to support the myriad services and programs throughout the year, including feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, and providing toys to disadvantaged youth and after school programs for children in need.

For more than 100 years, the Salvation Army’s red kettles have been a symbol of good will during the holiday season. The bell ringing program is a tradition which provides locals the opportunity to meet the public while spreading a holiday message of hope to the less fortunate.

This year, signing up as a bell ringer is easier that ever. Go to www.RegisterToRing.com and simply select the location, date and time you would like ring. You can split a shift with a friend or sign up as a group.

Individuals, families, groups of friends or co-workers, and church groups are welcome.

The community’s support and kindness during the holidays enables the Salvation Army to assist people in need in Brownwood throughout the year.

As always, secure donations can be made to support the year-round work of the Salvation Army in Brownwood.

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States.

Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from the Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.

Eighty-two cents of every dollar the Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.