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Looking for a Few Good Volunteers

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RALEIGH — When the Salvation Army needed a handduring the Bush administration, First Lady Barbara Bush rang the bell atChristmas for the charity herself. North Carolina would welcomeher help this year.

All of the Triangle chapters and the Fayetteville chapter of theSalvation Army are low on volunteers. In Raleigh, there are only enoughpeople signed up to cover half the red kettle sites. In Durham, there areeven fewer than that prepared to rattle the brass bell to remind shoppersto toss coins or bills into the kettle to help others.

Various shifts are available, with many of them only lasting an hour orso. Because they are dotted all over town, it may be easy to find onenear 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 thebell in Durham, call 919-688-7306, and in Fayetteville call 910-483-8119.

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