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Salvation Army kicks off 2020 bell ringing season

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Posted at 4:23 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 17:23:20-05

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.