Looking for a Few Good Volunteers
Posted December 1, 1996
RALEIGH — When the Salvation Army needed a hand during the Bush administration, First Lady Barbara Bush rang the bell at Christmas for the charity herself. North Carolina would welcome her help this year.
All of the Triangle chapters and the Fayetteville chapter of the Salvation Army are low on volunteers. In Raleigh, there are only enough people signed up to cover half the red kettle sites. In Durham, there are even fewer than that prepared to rattle the brass bell to remind shoppers to toss coins or bills into the kettle to help others.
Various shifts are available, with many of them only lasting an hour or so. Because they are dotted all over town, it may be easy to find one near your home or office.
Bellringers need only dress warmly and be prepared to say "Thank you" or "Merry Christmas."
If you would like to help, in Raleigh call 919-834-6733. To ring the bell in Durham, call 919-688-7306, and in Fayetteville call 910-483-8119.