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Salvation Army Looking for Bell Ringers

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It's that time of year. The Salvation Army is now recruiting volunteers to help with its bell ringing campaign.

Shoppers will begin seeing the popular red kettles on November 14.

The timeless tradition started back in 1891.

Midland and Odessa plan to raise about $95,000 each.

All funds raised stay in the area.

"Every year, someone in Midland drops a $20 gold coin wrapped in a dollar bill," says Captain Joe Contreras with Salvation Army. "It's later sold for $1000, and last year in Odessa, an anonymous donor dropped $20,000 in a kettle."

Shoppers can find the kettles at Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, the malls, Walgreens and Hobby Lobby.

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