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Salvation Army Bell Ringers struggle to meet dollar amount

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The salvation army bell ringers are struggling to meet the usual dollar amount this Christmas season.

Each year, bell ringers do their best to make sure everyone can have a merry Christmas.

"Donations have been down though this year," says Lt. John McGee of the Salvation Army
As somebody who once stayed at a salvation army shelter, Gary Jackson knows the importance of giving to the cause. 

"It doesn't hurt to help somebody because I guess in the end they could wind up paying it forward,"Jackson says. This is why he says he's been ringing bells for eleven Christmases.  

"When you give to the salvation army red kettle in Lafayette, you're giving directly to the Salvation Army of Lafayette. If you ring for just two hours, its enough to provide a man a place to stay at for a week," says McGee.

Helping others isn't the only reason to keep coming back each season.

"It's been really cheerful to see the kids coming to the kettle...," bell ringer Kevin Williams says. "and you get to see that money being used to buy toys for kids at Christmas who would otherwise have nothing, " McGee adds.

Part of the shortage this year is a lack of volunteers, which surprised these bell ringers who say the job is a good time

"I get a kick out of it!" says bell ringer Gary Jackson. "You just get into a rhythm, you just ring ring ring ring ring," Williams adds.

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