GREEN BAY (NBC 26) -- The bells were ringing as the Salvation Army kicked off their 2020 Christmas campaign Tuesday morning.
Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich was among the bell ringers at a drive thru red kettle event held at festival foods on the city’s east side.
"We do anticipate there being a need for volunteers. We start the year with about 12,000 kettle shifts, and last week we were only at about 600 filled, so we're trying to make a push for people getting out and ringing the bell,” said Maj. Matthew T. O'Neil with the Salvation Army.
This year, social distancing will be encouraged, and touch-less donations can be made by using a QR code and your cell phone.
Also, all bell ringers will wear masks and sanitizing spray will be used.