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What’s it like to ring the bell at a Salvation Army kettle?

Submitted by on December 9, 2010 – One Comment

Orange County Register columnist David Whiting knows first hand. He rang the bell at a Salvation Army red kettle this week and lived to write about it in his newspaper column.

He tells of the young mom teaching her little one about charity by letting her put the money in the slot on top of the kettle.

And, then there was the young man covered in tattoos who stopped by to tell him that his nine-month stay at a no-fee Salvation Army drug and alcohol rehabilitation center helped give him seven years of sobriety.

Not only that, a woman discreetly put a large bill into the kettle. She told Whiting that she does it as often as she can during the Christmas season because she remembers spending her 19th birthday in a Salvation Army home for pregnant teens more than forty years ago.

Click here to read more of this wonderful column. Thank you David Whiting for giving us a peek into your experience at the kettle. God bless you!

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