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Blackfoot needs more Salvation Army bell ringers

You see them every holiday season and this year is no different. The Salvation Army bell ringers will be collecting money for charity.

This year the city of Blackfoot wants to raise over $25,000 through that program. But to do that, more volunteers are needed.

Those involved say it’s a great, easy way to give back, and all funds raised go directly back into the local community.

“I cant tell you how many times I have rung the bell, and people have put in money, so much money, and it didn’t even look like they could afford it,” said Paul Bingham, a volunteer. “But they said, ‘When I came into town, I didn’t have anything. But because of Salvation Army, they kept me on my feet for a couple of weeks, so I can get going,’ and so they want to give back. It’s just story after story of people that have been helped.”

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