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Who’s the top Online Red Kettle bell-ringer in the US?

Submitted by on January 1, 2009 – No Comment

Jim Cummings of Denver!  He’s the top online Salvation Army bell-ringer in the US for the third year in a row.  That means, he’s taken his successful bell-ringing act inside to his computer! Jim participates in our Online Red Kettle campaign which allows individuals to host their own kettle, email their friends and ask them to make a credit card gift to The Salvation Army. This year, Jim set his dollar goal at $23,000 and topped it by about $43,o00!  Have a look at his page!

Jim’s success tells me a couple of things; 1) He’s is a guy people respect and can’t say “no” to, and, 2) people are reaching into their wallets and digging a little deeper this year than they have in the past.

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When this year’s kettle season started, a few us agreed that many people would recognize how difficult things are for some and be extra supportive this year. The verdict on the 2008 kettle season is not in quite yet, but there have been some really bright spots.

There’s an especially bright spot shining on Jim Cumming’s computer.  We’re grateful to him and all of those generous folks on his email list.  Denver has a star online bell-ringer and a little more money in the pot this year to make sure people are fed, sheltered, clothed, and more.

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